UNC Lineberger researchers have found a possible way to overcome barriers that block anti-cancer immune responses. Their findings could have implications for treating solid tumors, including breast and pancreatic cancer.
UNC Lineberger’s Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, was the corresponding author of a paper published in Cell Reports Medicine that examined how B cells might be reprogrammed to improve anti-tumor immune response in pancreatic cancer. The study was led by a former research associate, Rahul Mirlekar.
Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, FASCO, reports that people with advanced cancer who reported their symptoms weekly using an electronic survey had better outcomes compared to those who were evaluated less frequently via in-person clinical visits.