Dec 2013 Oncoimmunology

When breast cancer cells start to fend the educational process of NK cells off.

Auteurs

Mamessier E, Bourgin C, Olive D

Résumé

The notion of natural killer (NK)-cell education has recently emerged, and accumulating evidence indicates that the terminal differentiation of NK cells can be achieved in the periphery. This means that the proper function of these lymphocytes is dependent on their environment, opening a new door through which cancer cells can escape immunosurveillance.

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