“Brainwashed” Immune Cells Help Breast Tumors Thrive

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readMar 18, 2021

Inflammatory cells are reprogrammed to support cancer cell growth.

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Immunologists have discovered a mechanism through which immune cells get recruited into breast cancer tumors, and instead of destroying malignant cells, immune cells are reprogrammed to help cancer grow.

“Previous studies have shown that infiltration of immune cells into tumors is…

River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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