Immune System and Cancer

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Title: Immune System and Cancer
Description: Cancer immunotherapy has emerged as a powerful tool in cancer treatment. The key insight was that a patient’s own immune system could be harnessed to recognize and destroy cancer cells. Allen joined a phase 1 trial at the NIH Clinical Center, one of several sites testing a combination of rituximab (Rituxan) with Hu5F9-G4, a monoclonal antibody that blocks the CD47 protein on tumor cells. This treatment exposes tumor cells to destruction by the immune system.

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Type: Color, Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Date Created: September 3, 2019
Date Added: September 3, 2019
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.