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Lymphoma and Pets
New Research Uses Decoy to Activite the Immune System
According to an exciting story on ABC television's Bay Area affiliate, researchers at Stanford University think they've found a way to 'wake up' the immune system of lymphoma patients and get it to recognize and attack cancerous tumors.
Their method involves injecting DNA bioengineered to resemble bacteria directly into the tumor, which acts like a decoy that alerts the immune system into going after it and, once it gets there, attacking the lymphoma cells as well.
The hope is that this method can work something like a vaccine and prevent the cancer from coming back.
This is a very promising development for people suffering from lymphomas, and Stanford is currently recruiting people with recurrent low-grade lymphomas to take part in this study. You can learn more about it by visiting the study's Clinical Trials page, found here.