Immune system may play a key role in viral therapy’s effectiveness against tumors

21 enero 2015

Viral therapy for childhood cancer could possibly improve if treatments such as chemotherapy do not first suppress patients’ immune systems, according to new research findings. Research on mouse tumors resembling rhabdomyosarcoma, the most common soft tissue sarcoma in children, revealed that the immune system’s T cells may be just as critical to fighting tumor cells as the viral therapy injections themselves.