Study Demonstrates How Breast Cancers Use White Blood Cells to Avoid Immune Defenses and Promote Growth

Researchers identified a glycoprotein (MUC1-ST) that is able to bind to a receptor on nearby white blood cells, enabling breast cancers to commandeer these immune cells. In doing so, these immune cells are 'educated' by the tumor to begin producing molecules that help to promote its growth and protect the cancer from attack by the body's natural defenses.

 Medical News Today