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Great KWF grant for new cancer research

Jan 13th 2014 at 1:33 AM

Great KWF grant for new cancer research

LUMC researchers received a grant of 520,000 Euros from KWF. This they will do research on immunotherapy for cancer. They focus in this project on tumors that still escape immune therapy.

"Immunotherapy is a very different way of tumor approach than the traditional methods. With surgery, chemotherapy or radiation you focus purely on the tumor. In immunotherapy try to get the tumor clean up "their own defenses so far say Dr. Thor Bald Hall, a researcher at the Department of Clinical Oncology. Immunotherapy promising Immunotherapy is a promising, relatively new research area and is already used on a limited scale. In some patients, it works well, but it beats not with everyone. Together with Prof. Snored van deer Burg Van Hall has received a grant from KWF to address this issue. Further research on "Tumors have specific flags on their surface to which the immune system can recognize them," explains Van Hall from.

"At immunotherapy try to encourage people to go on. These flags immune cells But some tumors ensure that they have less of these flags, so that the normal forms of immune therapy is not effective. " chock full of immune cells a few years ago discovered Van Hall and colleagues that these tumors still recognizable, what they baptized TEIPP.

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