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Chronic Inflammation Suppresses Immune Cells that Fight Liver Cancer

May 28, 2018
By: National Institute of Environmental Health Services

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) showed that chronic liver inflammation can promote cancer by suppressing one of the body’s natural mechanisms to fight cancer development. The study, funded in part by the Superfund Research Program (SRP), explains the success of some types of cancer immunotherapy and suggests novel targets for new therapies.

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