A breakthrough clinical trial for people with advanced melanoma has established a new treatment protocol for the deadly skin cancer: the study showed a combination of two drugs targeting different parts of the melanoma worked better than either alone, to stop the growth of disease.
Using live microscope imaging, researchers at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne have developed a world-first technique for visualising the precise moment a T cell delivers a killer blow to cancer cells, enabling them to define the stages of the kill at which things can go wrong.
After eight years of work, researchers have unearthed what has been a well-kept secret of our immune system's success. The findings offer an explanation for how specialized immune cells are able to kill infected or cancerous cells without killing themselves in the process.
The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre acknowledges the traditional
owners of the land on which our five sites are located throughout Victoria.
We recognise their strength and resilience and pay our respects
to their Elders past and present.