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Michigan Finds Some Immune Cells Appear to Aid Cancer Cell Growth

A new study from the University of Michigan has found that a subset of immune cells called myeloid derived suppressor cells, provide a niche where the cancer stem cells survive. Cancer stem cells are thought to be resistant to current chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and researchers believe that killing the cancer stem cells is crucial for eliminating cancer. At the same time that these immune cells help the cancer, they are suppressing the immune system.