In 10 seconds? Scientists have learned that a type of immune cell, called T cells, plays an important role in detecting and killing cancer cells, prompting the development of a slew of T cell-boosting cancer treatments.
What’s the story? In our Immunity vs Cancer series so far, we have given you a bird's eye view of the important role the immune system plays in cancer prevention. But now it's time for a closer look at the different types of cells that make up the immune system and the specific roles they play in combating cancer. Starting with most cancer immunologists' favorite cell–the T cell.
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