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how does the immune system fight cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Complicated: Natural killer cells can recognize tumor cells and virally infected cells and destroy those. T-cells and antibodies to markers on tumor cells may also destroy tumor cells. Unfortunately, most of the time, some cancer cells evade this destruction and continue the disease process. The hope and potential of immune therapy remains to be realized.
Answered on Dec 31, 2012

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