In Cancer, Immunotherapy Obesity Can be a Liability

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In Cancer, Immunotherapy Obesity Can be a Liability
In Cancer, Immunotherapy Obesity Can be a Liability
Packing on the pounds may lead to dangerous inflammation in response to anti-cancer treatment, according to a study by William Murphy and colleages at UC Davis. The study, published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, shows that overweight mice develop lethal inflammation in response to certain anti-cancer therapies, suggesting a possible link between body weight and adverse side effects in cancer patients treated with similar protocols.
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