Cancer Feels the STING

Researchers have discovered a protein that can amplify immune reactions against tumors. The stimulator of interferon genes, or STING for short, sends out signals to attract immune cells particularly during viral infections and the once cancerous cells are detected. STING has piqued the attention of oncology drug developers, particularly those who are hoping to harness its potent antitumor effects for new therapeutics.



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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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