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In a study partially funded by Medicine by Design, researchers have found that macrophages, a type of immune cell, play a crucial role in anti-cancer cell signaling within the brain’s protective membranes.

Valerie Wallace, co-director and senior scientist at the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute, University Health Network (UHN), is the lead author of the study and a member of a Medicine by Design team project focused on enabling better outcomes in treating blindness.

This discovery offers potential insights into leveraging the body’s natural cancer-fighting processes to treat brain tumors. These findings can also be applied more broadly to creating effective immune cell therapies in regenerative medicine.

Read more about the study on the UHN website.