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Immunotherapy Boosted to Eliminate Cancers in Mouse Model

Studies in mice by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown how the effects of a standard immunotherapy drug can be enhanced by blocking a protein called TREM2, resulting in the complete elimination of tumors. The results point to a potential new way to render immunotherapy effective for greater numbers of cancer patients.

“Essentially, we have found a new tool to enhance tumor immunotherapy,” said Marco Colonna, MD, the Robert Rock Belliveau, MD, professor of pathology.

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