Navigation Links
Tumors Use a Protein to Hide From Immune System
Date:3/25/2010

Disguised as lymph nodes, cancer can evade detection, researchers find

THURSDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Switzerland provides insight into how tumors remain undetected by the body's immune system by mimicking lymph nodes.

"The tumor tricks the body into thinking it is healthy tissue," lead author Melody Swartz, head of the Laboratory of Lymphatic and Cancer Bioengineering, said in a news release about the study, published online March 25 in Science.

According to Swartz and her colleagues at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, the findings could lead to better treatments for cancer.

In the study, the researchers focused on a protein that is typically found in lymph nodes and discovered that certain tumors can secrete the protein, making them appear to be lymph nodes. This disguise allows the tumors to manipulate immune cells known as T-cells, just like lymph nodes do, the study authors explained.

The findings have "important implications for tumor immunotherapy," Jacqui Shields, another researcher, explained in the news release.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has details on different types of cancer.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, news release, March 25, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Radiation May Help Those With Inoperable Lung Tumors
2. SBRT eliminates tumors with promising survival for early-stage inoperable lung cancer patients
3. Freezing Tumors Shows Promise Against Prostate, Breast Cancer
4. MRIs May Detect Hidden Tumors in Breast Cancer Patients
5. Tumors may respond to extreme and moderate heat
6. Scientists Find Key to Hormone-Resistant Prostate Tumors
7. MRI finds tumors in second breast of women diagnosed with cancer in one breast, Mayo researchers say
8. High weight associated with risk of colorectal tumors without microsatellite instability
9. Freezing breast tumors helps stop cancer’s spread in mice, U-M study finds
10. Nuclear physics promises earlier detection of brain tumors with just 1 scan
11. Philadelphia Phillies Host Tug McGraw Foundation to Raise Awareness for Brain Tumors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... ... enough sleep affects much more than energy – it also has mental and physical benefits. ... motor reaction time, which can increase the risk of having a car accident. , ... the NSF to help you sleep better and feel better:, , ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... http://www.wiredlifesolutions.com , “Computers are everywhere and they’re here to stay,” said ... Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America sponsored by Nature’s Tears® ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... The ... board members and officers for 2017-2018. The annual board election process has been in ... a volunteer basis. , Thomas C. Dickerson, Ed.D., FACHE, succeeds Jim Hamilton, MHA, CMM, ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Children and adolescents who ... experiences than children in the general population. That’s because foster care is designed ... family challenges. While no fault of their own, youth who have experienced trauma ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... Harbor, Md. (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 ... ... Care Association of America (UCAOA) and College of Urgent Care Medicine will host ... 2017 workshops, sessions and speakers will help those in the industry adapt to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... 2017  AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical ... chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients with ... compensated cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A) achieved sustained virologic response ... its investigational, pan-genotypic regimen of glecaprevir/pibrentasvir (G/P). These ... 12 weeks of G/P treatment without ribavirin. Patients ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... Sweden , April 20, 2017 ... NEVPF) ("NeuroVive") today announced positive preclinical results ... preclinical compound for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in ... NV556 has previously shown ... NASH model. Today, NeuroVive,s scientists present novel ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017 Cardiology devices segment ... projected period The Cardiology Devices segment is likely ... US$ 15 Mn in 2018 over 2017. By the end ... market valuation close to US$ 700 Mn, expanding at a ... segment dominated the Asia Pacific reprocessed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: