Cancer-Killing T Cells Subdued, Kept “Stemmy,” by Potassium

Cancer cells protect themselves from immune cells by using a risky strategy—the release of potassium. It shuts down T cells by keeping them in an immature, stem-cell-like state. While the cancer cells blunt the T cells’ attack, they do so by enhancing T-cell properties that are useful in cancer immunotherapy. For example, the T cells … Continue reading Cancer-Killing T Cells Subdued, Kept “Stemmy,” by Potassium