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Fighting Cancer: UMass Engineer Develops New Immunotherapy Technique

The image above shows macrophages (red) engulfing cancer cells (green). Cancer immunotherapy may see a revolutionary change due to new research by UMass Amherst engineering professor Ashish Kulkarni. Kulkarni and colleagues from Brigham and Women’s Hospital are reprogramming specific macrophages to eat tumor cells. This technique could increase the amount of space in a tumor and inhibit tumor growth.  Learn More.

Photo courtesy Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Shiladitya Sengupta