Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Immune Differences at Birth

In a new study published in Cancer Research, investigators have found neonatal inflammatory markers associated with childhood B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), indicating that children with ALL are born with a dysregulated immune function that may cause abnormal reactions to early childhood infections."Our findings suggest that children who develop ALL are immunologically disparate already at birth," stated lead author Signe Holst S√łegaard, MSc, a PhD student in the Department...
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Non-Canonical NF-kB Pathway Improves Radiotherapy Results

A new study published in Immunity demonstrates that radiation therapy interacts with a patient's innate and adaptive immune responses to improve cancer treatment differently than previously thought.In recent years, researchers have discovered that radiotherapy does more than simply attack tumor cells; it also causes secondary immune responses that can greatly enhance anti-tumor immunity. A focus of investigation in these secondary immune responses has been the nuclear factor-kB (NF-kB) sign...
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