2 September 2019
Fundraising week Dutch Cancer Society

Killer cells deadly for cancer cells: #buthow?

Killer cells are lethal for a tumour, at least in theory. They are part of our immune system, which tries to protect our body from disease. But sometimes these natural killer cells (NK cells) fail. How does that happen exactly, especially with breast cancer? Why is one NK cell effective and another not? These questions are being researched by two Maastricht University PhD candidates, Nicky Beelen and Femke Ehlers. They will soon leave for America for a period, to advance their research and hopefully the treatment of breast cancer as well.

By: Femke Kools