Oncology & Cancer

Killing cancer by unleashing the body's own immune system

The body's immune system is the first line of defense against infections like bacteria, viruses or cancers. Some cancers, however, have developed the art of molecular deception to avoid destruction by the body's immune system. ...

Oncology & Cancer

The role of T cells in fighting cancer

New research from CU Cancer Center member Jing Hong Wang, MD, Ph.D., and recent University of Colorado Immunology program graduate Rachel Woolaver, Ph.D., may help researchers develop more effective personalized immunotherapy ...

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Tumor

A tumor or tumour is the name for a swelling or lesion formed by an abnormal growth of cells (termed neoplastic). Tumor is not synonymous with cancer. A tumor can be benign, pre-malignant or malignant, whereas cancer is by definition malignant.

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