Effective cancer treatment in mice, would it also work in humans? Image: Pixabay

Hopeful news from Stanford University School of Medecine : a new sort of immunotherapy effectively eradicates cancers in mice. The therapy leads to triggering of a T cell immune response locally at the site of the tumour, but some T cells will migrate and attack distant tumours. Mobilizing T cells in this way results in long-term survival of most of the mice tested, and seems effective for the treatment of different types of cancer.

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Scientific publication: Science Translational Medicine