In “The T-Cell Army,” [sub. req.] Jerome Groopman writes about new approaches to curing cancer that involve activating the body’s own immune responses to fight tumors. Recently, researchers have found that the body’s white blood cells can be stimulated to shrink tumors, leading to startling remissions in some patients. For over a hundred years, doctors have relied on chemotherapy and radiation as the only effective ways of treating the disease.
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