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Turning Autoimmunity Drugs into Anti-Cancer Treatments

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Op-Ed: Professor Mark Cragg speaks to News-Medical about his research which involves turning autoimmunity drugs into anti-cancer treatments.

Why Did You Choose to Research Autoimmunity Drugs and Cancer Treatments?

I am interested in immunotherapy, using the immune system to treat disease, and often cancer and autoimmunity are the opposite sides of the coin, one side where the immune system is suppressed and the other where it is too active.

Understanding one typically helps to understand the other.

What Current Treatment Options are Available for Autoimmunity and Cancer?

There are many varied treatments ranging from ...