Treat Our Immune System to Detect – Destroy – Remember

MD Anderson’s cancer research center makes the statement that if you “Treat the immune system it can attack the cancer.”

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Detect. Destroy. Remember. Those words serve as our immune system’s mantra. It applies both to invaders, such as viruses and bacteria, and to our own defective cells. So how does cancer evade or defeat such a vigilant system? Scientist James Allison uncovered an answer, developed a breakthrough cancer treatment and now leads MD Anderson’s efforts to let loose the immune system on cancer.

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