Resident Memory T Cells Protect Against Future Cancers

News   Apr 18, 2017 | Original story from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

 
Resident Memory T Cells Protect Against Future Cancers

Image of T cells in hair follicles of mice with vitiligo. Dartmouth researchers have shown that these T cells also reside in vitiligo-affected skin, where they can fight melanoma tumors, serve a critical role in protecting against future tumors, and provide long-term immunity to melanoma. Generation of such cells in humans may be used as future cancer therapies. Credit: Yina Huang

 
 
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