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Landmark CAR-T cancer study published

Loyola University Medical Center is the only Chicago center that participated in the pivotal clinical trial of a groundbreaking cancer treatment that genetically engineers a patient's immune system to attack cancer cells.

Dec 10, 2017
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Scientists identify genetic drivers of common lymphoma

An international team of scientists has pinpointed the genetic drivers of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma—the most common type of blood cancer—and determined the genes' clinical significance. The study, published in the ...

Oct 31, 2017
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B cell

B cells are lymphocytes that play a large role in the humoral immune response (as opposed to the cell-mediated immune response, which is governed by T cells). The principal functions of B cells are to make antibodies against antigens, perform the role of Antigen Presenting Cells (APCs) and eventually develop into memory B cells after activation by antigen interaction. B cells are an essential component of the adaptive immune system.

The abbreviation "B", in B cell, comes from the bursa of Fabricius in birds, where they mature. In mammals, immature B cells are formed in the bone marrow.

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