UF Health researchers use immunotherapy to treat malignant brain tumors

Published: April 28th, 2016

Category: In the News

July 8, 2015  By Morgan Sherburne  When pediatric patients with brain cancer receive conventional treatment for their disease, they often are given an infusion of stem cells that create blood cells to replace those obliterated by chemotherapy.

UF Health researchers have found that this infusion combined with immune cells “educated” with the genetic material of the individual’s tumor can help treat brain tumors in mice, according to a study published recently in the journal OncoImmunology.

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