Using the Immune System to Prevent and Treat Cancer

Research at Ohio State could lead to cancer prevention through the restoration of immune cell development.

The job of the immune system is to prevent us from getting sick, but unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way.

Because of those problems, OSUCCC – James researchers are working to get a better understanding of why immune cells malfunction and how that might contribute to cancer.

The study could help doctors create therapies that may one day prevent some cases of cancer, according to Bethany Mundy-Bosse, PhD.

“Once we understand how they don’t develop properly, we can develop therapies so that we can restore normal development so that they can return to their job of preventing cancer in your body,” she says.