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  • Posted: 12/19/2012

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NCI Cancer Center News

UCSD researchers find that cancer cells co-opt immune response to escape destruction

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that tumor cells use stress signals to subvert responding immune cells, exploiting them to actually boost conditions beneficial to cancer growth. Lead author Navin R. Mahadevan ... and colleagues found that tumor cells manipulate a fundamental cellular mechanism called unfolded protein response.

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NCI comprehensive cancer centers logoAmong the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 67 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.