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Combined immunotherapy approaches increase the effectiveness of cancer treatment

September 11, 2020

Cancer immunotherapy is the manipulation of the immune responses naturally present in the human body to fight cancer.

Often, these immune responses are blocked by cells or molecules that prevent them from killing cancer cells, and the tumor is able to establish itself and grow.

In 2004, Sophie Lucas, researcher at the University of Louvain de Duve Institute, began studying the blocking of immune defences in tumours in order to understand the functioning of cells that are said to be ‘immunosuppressive’ (which block the body’s immune responses).

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