Survival molecule helps cancer cells hide from the immune system

7 octubre 2014

The molecule nuclear factor kappa B helps tumors grow by inhibiting the body’s ability to detect cancer cells, research shows. The molecule suppresses immune surveillance mechanisms, including the production of cells that inhibit immune responses. The research suggests that cancer immune therapy might be improved if combined with NF-kB inhibitors, and it provides new details about interactions between cancer cells and non-cancer cells that assist tumor growth.