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Radiation and dual checkpoint blockade activate non-redundant immune mechanisms in cancer

Twyman-Saint Victor C, Andrew J. Rech AJ, Maity A, Rengan R, Pauken KE, Stelekati E, Benci JL, Xu B, Dada H, Odorizzi PM, Herati RS, Mansfield KD, Patsch D, Amaravadi RK, Schuchter LM, Ishwaran H, Mick R, Pryma DA, Xu X, Feldman MD, Gangadhar TC, Hahn SM, Wherry EJ, Robert H. Vonderheide RH, Minn AJ. Radiation and dual checkpoint blockade activate non-redundant immune mechanisms in cancer. Nature. 2015 Mar 9 (ePub ahead of print) | doi: 10.1038/nature14292 

Summary

Radiation plus immunotherapy combo revs up immune system to better attack metastatic melanoma, a new Penn study published in Nature suggests. Radiation plus ipilimumab shrank tumors in some patients, but preclinical data suggests adding second immunotherapy will elicit response in resistant patients.
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