University of Pennsylvania Researchers Engineer Macrophages To Engulf Cancer Cells In Solid Tumors
Published: Jul 20, 2017
One reason cancer is so difficult to treat is that it avoids detection by the body. Agents of the immune system are constantly checking the surfaces of cells for chemical signals that say they belong, but cancer cells express the same chemical signals as healthy ones. Without a way for the immune system to tell the difference, little stands in the way of cancer taking over.