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Did you know that the human immune system can identify and eliminate precancerous cells before they can cause harm?? 
 This is called IMMUNE SURVEILLANCE (see ref. from JCI, 2007, for description), and it is essential in preventing the development of B-cell Lymphomas (non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas).  In fact IMMUNE SURVEILLANCE accounts for what researchers at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute call the ‘surprising rarity’ of B-cell lymphomas in the population, given how often these immune cells spontaneously change.  With this information, a test can be developed to identify people with the early stages of this cancer.
Read more: Body kills ‘spontaneous’ Blood Cancers on a Daily Basis
and the original article in Nature Medicine
Image: cells from a lymph node biopsy in a patient with B-cell lymphoma

Did you know that the human immune system can identify and eliminate precancerous cells before they can cause harm??

 This is called IMMUNE SURVEILLANCE (see ref. from JCI, 2007, for description), and it is essential in preventing the development of B-cell Lymphomas (non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas).  In fact IMMUNE SURVEILLANCE accounts for what researchers at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute call the ‘surprising rarity’ of B-cell lymphomas in the population, given how often these immune cells spontaneously change.  With this information, a test can be developed to identify people with the early stages of this cancer.

Read more: Body kills ‘spontaneous’ Blood Cancers on a Daily Basis

and the original article in Nature Medicine

Image: cells from a lymph node biopsy in a patient with B-cell lymphoma

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    lymphoma …
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