RethiNKing which immune cells are the best weapon against lung cancer

Immune cells called ‘natural killer’ (NK) cells could be a powerful weapon for fighting lung cancer, according to researchers. Studying preclinical and patient samples of small cell lung cancer (SCLC), the team revealed that NK cells – but not T cells – are essential for slowing the aggressive spread of the cancer. ‘Supercharging’ the NK cells further boosted their cancer-fighting abilities. Source

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