/Immunotherapy may help treat some resistant bowel cancers

Immunotherapy may help treat some resistant bowel cancers

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It may be possible to use immunotherapy to treat bowel cancers that have stopped responding to treatment.

So hints a small study of 35 people with advanced bowel cancer. The study found that cancer-killing immune cells were on average six times more active in tumours that had become resistant to cetuximab than those that had not responded to the drug at all.


Cetuximab is one of the main drugs used to treat bowel cancer, but it only works …

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