Blood vessels and the immune system talk to each other; implications for cancer treatment

(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that tumor blood vessels and the immune system influence each other's functions, and propose that considering these bilateral effects in cancer therapy might improve outcomes.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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