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What protein does cancer release to trick the immune system? is cancer more of a long term management now? if caught early? will immunotherapy eventually take over as traditional cancer treatment? or is it possible to utilize chemo where no harm cell

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Www.sitcancer.org: Everyone’s immune system uses the same method to attack cancer, but the process is more complicated because cancer cells are created by the body. Because of this, the normal ways to find and fight invading cells from outside the body aren’t always effective. If the body can’t tell the difference between the tumor cells and normal cells, the tumor cells may be able to “hide” from the immune system.
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Last updated Jul 10, 2020


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