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Decoding Cancer's Cunning: A Shocking Revelation on How Cancer Hijacks the Immune System

Decoding Cancer’s Cunning: A Shocking Revelation on How Cancer Hijacks the Immune System

Researchers have discovered a new method by which cancer thrives, by hijacking a crucial immune pathway known as the STING pathway. This pathway usually defends against foreign cells, but when overly active, it causes cellular changes which benefit cancer cells. This could explain the failure of drugs meant to stimulate this pathway. Rather, blocking the STING pathway may be a more effective treatment for advanced cancer. The research also highlighted chromosomal instability as a pivotal factor in cancer spread. This instability causes abnormal cell division and propagates cancer cells, with the STING pathway encouraging the interaction between these cells and immune cells. The team used a computational tool, ContactTracing, to reveal that the STING pathway also attracts cells that suppress immune response, contributing to tumor growth. This discovery opens new doors for personalized cancer treatments.

Full article here: https://medium.com/@lawsuithelpdesk/decoding-cancers-cunning-a-shocking-revelation-on-how-cancer-hijacks-the-immune-system-133ccfe6e08e

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