Leukemia Immunity

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CC Image from Flicker

By: Callie O.

Scientists have found that immune system cells in many cancer-free people have immunity to leukemia. The immunity comes from inherited memory immune cells of the immune system. The memory of leukemia is found in the peptides from the proteins in the cell. This immunity puts the immune system cells on close look out for cancerous cells, making the person cancer resistant. When scientists looked at people with leukemia, they found little to no immune cells. The transfer of these immune cells was successful in 10 out of 12 people. Scientists are looking at it as a new way to treat and prevent leukemia and other types of cancer. (Read more…)


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