Immunity Against Melanoma Is Only Skin Deep – Medical XPress

Read article - An article about a newly published study by researchers at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center found that unique immune cells, called resident memory T cells, do an outstanding job of preventing melanoma. "While we have shown that these T cells can kill melanoma in skin, we still need to determine whether they exist in other organs such as [the] lung, where metastatic melanoma grows," said lead author Mary Jo Turk, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and immunology. "Since our study identifies that resident memory T cells are critical for protection against tumors, and that T cells in skin provide long-term immunity to melanoma, the generation of such cells should be the goal of future cancer therapies."