Gut bacteria can dramatically amplify cancer immunotherapy

By introducing a particular strain of bacteria into the digestive tracts of mice with melanoma, researchers at the University of Chicago were able to boost the ability of the animal’s immune systems to attack tumour cells. The gains were comparable to treatment with anti-cancer drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors, such as anti-PD-L1 antibodies. The combination […]

http://lyranara.me/2015/11/06/gut-bacteria-can-dramatically-amplify-cancer-immunotherapy/

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