Uni Vienna: New immunotherapy prevents tumor growth

Immuno-oncological therapies are a new approach that position human defense systems against cancers caused by the body's own cells. A team led by Christian Becker of the Department of Biological Chemistry has now developed a new method in which the cancer cells are labeled as bacteria. This is done with a completely synthetically produced molecule, which leads to the activation of the innate immune system, which in turn efficiently prevents the formation of a tumor. These results are currently published in the renowned scientific journal "Scientific Reports".


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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Friedrich Wilhelm Becker
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