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Surveillance Bows Out, Editing’ In, As Immunologists Explore Immune System’s Dual Reaction To Tumors

Wednesday, May 2, 2001

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By David N. Leff


Science Editor

A faith-based doctrine called “immune surveillance” held sway among immunologists and oncologists for decades during the late 20th century. It preached that the immune system recognizes and destroys tumor cells, which are constantly arising during the life of the individual. An elaborate in vivo experiment in the 1980s proved this highly controversial dogma to be neat, plausible – and wrong.

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