Histone deacetylase inhibitors enhance immunotherapy in lung cancer models, say researchers

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Several new immunotherapeutic antibodies that inhibit checkpoint receptors on T cells to restimulate the immune system to target tumors have been approved to treat advanced stage lung cancer and melanoma; however, only 20 percent of lung cancer patients show a response to these agents. Researchers have identified a class of drugs that improve the activity of immunotherapeutic antibodies by stimulating the movement of T cells into a tumor and enhancing their activity.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160331183130.htm">Science Daily</a>

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