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New research on how the body’s immune system can be used to battle cancer

Research from Rosetrees’ funded researcher Dr Stuart Rushworth (University of East Anglia) has been published this week in “Journal of Clinical Investigation”. The research into acute myeloid leukaemia (blood cancer) reveals how the immune system can be used to attack cancers if given the right signals. Researchers found that immune cells known as macrophages could be programmed to attack the cancer cell through a protein known as STING (Stimulator of interferon genes). This exciting finding could have important implications for future treatments for leukaemia. We wish to congratulate the team which was a collaboration between scientists at UEA’s Norwich Medical School, Quadram Institute, Earlham Institute and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (UK). Click here to access the full article.