Study: Tumor cells communicate to help survival and growth
UC San Diego released a study showing that tumor cells produce a stress signal during chemotherapy, which in turn recruits immune system cells for help.
These are the same cells that are supposed to protect the body from abnormal cells. However, this communication not only helps tumor cells survive chemo, but allows the cells to actually grow in adverse conditions.
Doctor Maurizio Zanetti, a UC San Diego Tumor Immunologist who led the study, joined KUSI.