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Innovative Pancreatic Cancer Treatment May Rev Up Immune System
A Wilmot Cancer Institute research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an “immune memory” in the same way that a vaccine keeps the flu away.
The result is that the combination treatment also destroyed pancreatic cells that had spread to the liver, a common site for metastatic disease.