Scientists are finding out how a tumor "deceives" immunity
Scientists at the Laboratory for Translational Cell and Molecular Biomedicine, established jointly with Tomsk National Research Medical Center under the leadership Julia Kzhyshkowska, Professor at Heidelberg University, are investigating the interaction of malignant tumors with the human immune system. This is necessary to create a new approach to cancer treatment, the essence of which is directed programming of the patient's immune system to suppress the tumor.
In a clinical situation, when a patient already has a tumor, the immune system does not recognize it as a target for destruction, since mutant cells are part of the body, unlike viruses and bacteria. Moreover, the tumor is able to program the immune system, and then the immunity helps it grow and gain metastases.