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  • Writer's pictureLaurent DECORY

Mimicking cancer to prevent transplant rejection

Updated: Mar 24, 2020

Can we actually use mechanism used by cancer cells to avoid rejection and favor organ transplants ?


Immuno-suppressants have dramatically improved the success rate of organ transplants.

Cancer cells are able to fool the immune system and avoid rejection.

Researchers have now identified and used a protein secreted by tumors to help rats accept foreign grafts

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