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How chronic inflammation tips the balance of immune cells to promote liver cancer

19:00 EST 7 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(University of California - San Diego) Chronic inflammation is known to drive many cancers, especially liver cancer. Researchers have long thought that's because inflammation directly affects cancer cells, stimulating their division and protecting them from death. But University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have now found that chronic liver inflammation also promotes cancer by suppressing immunosurveillance -- a natural defense mechanism in which it's thought the immune system suppresses cancer development. The study is published Nov. 8 in Nature.

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