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Turning Toxoplasma Against Cancer
Several research groups have found that Toxoplasma gondii infection can ramp up antitumor immune responses in mice. Can the single-cell parasite be used to develop safe treatments for humans?
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Turning Toxoplasma Against Cancer
Turning Toxoplasma Against Cancer

Several research groups have found that Toxoplasma gondii infection can ramp up antitumor immune responses in mice. Can the single-cell parasite be used to develop safe treatments for humans?

Several research groups have found that Toxoplasma gondii infection can ramp up antitumor immune responses in mice. Can the single-cell parasite be used to develop safe treatments for humans?

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, DR_MICROBE
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In Situ Vaccination: A Cancer Treatment a Century in the Making
Emma Yasinski | Jul 25, 2019
Injecting immunostimulants directly into the tumor is not a new strategy to stimulate the immune system, but the approach has seen a surge of interest in recent years.