Monday, July 26, 2021

Can immunotherapy treat cancer in patients with autoimmune diseases?

This article was written by Devon Carter and posted on the MD Anderson website on June 22, 2021.

Historically, cancer patients with autoimmune disease likes lupus, Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis have been excluded from clinical trials studying immune checkpoint inhibitors. As a result, they haven’t been able to receive these immunotherapy drugs, which turn off the brakes of T cells to allow them to more effectively attack cancer cells.


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