Cancer cells cast a sweet spell on the immune system

Researchers try to wake up immune cells by focusing on the sugars on the tumor surface

sugars on the outside of a cancer cell

CANCER'S SWEET CLOAK  Large surface proteins with chains of sugars (illustrated, yellow) on the outside of a cancer cell hide the tumor from immune attack and lull the immune system into a do-nothing trance. 

NICOLLE RAGER FULLER

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