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Radiotherapy may briefly limit cancer-killing power of lymphocytes


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Reuters Health - 04/02/2022  - Radiotherapy may temporarily make treated cancer cells less susceptible to killing by natural killer (NK) and cytotoxic T cells, potentially affecting the efficacy of combination treatment with immunotherapy, researchers suggest. "In many previous studies, it's been shown that radiotherapy can boost inflammation and aid the body's own immune attack on a tumor," Dr. Daniel Davis of the University of Manchester, UK, told Reuters Health by email. "Here, using several experiments in a lab dish, we found that irradiation of cancer cells surprisingly led to resistance against a particular type of immune attack for a brief time." "It is crucial to point out that these experiments were mainly done in lab dishes, and so the results here should not be taken to guide medical practice," he noted. "Rather, these lab experiments highlight that we need to more deeply understand how irradiation affects immune system responses to cancer, not least beca...


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