Hopes of melanoma breakthrough from cells that ‘put cancer to sleep’

Source: Brisbane Times, January 2019

They fight viruses and bacteria in our skin, brain, lungs and gut.

Now Australian scientists have also discovered that these special immune cells have the power to put melanoma tumours ‘‘to sleep’’, potentially paving the way for new treatments.

It has previously been known that tissue-resident memory T cells help fight cancer, but until now researchers have not understood how they do so.

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