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May 14, 2007

Immune System Dysfunction Pinpointed in Melanoma Cases

Topics: Medical Science News

A team at Stanford University School of Medicine, in California, appears to have spotted a key immune system dysfunction in patients with melanoma skin cancer: an inability to respond to a molecule called interferon.

And this failure to respond to interferon means that the immune cells don't fight off melanoma.

Posted by Richard at May 14, 2007 5:25 PM


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