Heavy Metal Enlightens Tumor Immunity

Cell. 2017 May 4;169(4):567-569. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.04.017.


A deep understanding of the immune landscape in human cancer is essential for guiding the development of immunotherapy to benefit more patients with long-lasting efficacy. Now, two studies from Lavin et al. and Chevrier et al. employ mass cytometry to study immune infiltrates in lung adenocarcinoma and clear cell renal cell carcinoma, respectively.

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MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Immunotherapy*
  • Metals, Heavy


  • Metals, Heavy