Here’s why cancer immunotherapy deserved a Nobel
Cancer Immunotherapy T Cell

Here’s why cancer immunotherapy deserved a Nobel

Endre Szvetnik
Endre Szvetnik

By opening a way for the immune system to attack tumours, two scientists revolutionised cancer care and won a Nobel Prize in 2018. Here is why their discoveries matter and how patients are already feeling the benefits.

In 10 seconds? James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo won this year’s Nobel Prize in medicine for making possible a century-old dream – helping our immune system attack cancer.

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