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Question about natural killer cells and cancer?

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Dr. Stanley Weiss
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Immunology

Your immune system helps to protect against cancer.
One mechanism is through specialized cells, called "natural killer" (nk) cells.

In brief: Immunology

Your immune system helps to protect against cancer.
One mechanism is through specialized cells, called "natural killer" (nk) cells.
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Dr. Stanley Weiss
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Natural protection

The question is not clear. Natural killer cells act against abnormal cells and do not require prior exposure to the inciting antigen to be effective.
Researchers have been trying to improve the number and capabilities of natural killer cells in the treatment of cancer, but this modality has not yet become main stream.

In brief: Natural protection

The question is not clear. Natural killer cells act against abnormal cells and do not require prior exposure to the inciting antigen to be effective.
Researchers have been trying to improve the number and capabilities of natural killer cells in the treatment of cancer, but this modality has not yet become main stream.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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