Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Exactly how do immune cells avoid wiping themselves out while attacking invaders? Researchers at Peter Mac and UCL have now found that they create a tough shield around themselves, and this discovery could lead to new cancer therapies.
New research into CAR-T cell therapy has revealed crucial mechanisms that could help the immunotherapy technique, which is currently only effective against blood cancers, be adapted for the treatment of brain tumors and other forms of solid cancers.
Researchers from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia, have found that a N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), a common solvent used in a wide array of industrial and medical products, has cancer-fighting properties.