Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Scientist find way to stop cancer

A multinational team of researchers has found the immune system can stop the growth of a cancerous tumor without actually killing it. They say when the cancer cannot be killed with immune attacks it may be possible to find a way to use the immune system to contain it.

The study calls the cancer-immune system stalemate equilibrium. During this state the immune system decreases the cancer’s drive to replicate and also kills some of the cancerous cells, but doesn’t do it quickly enough to eliminate or shrink the tumor.



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