The Checkpoint Inhibitors
The most revered news was the discovery of the checkpoint proteins on the surface of the immune system cells. The checkpoint proteins’ natural job is to put a break on the immune system cells to prevent them from attacking people’s own body cells. An immune attack on host cells can lead to disabling and life-threatening autoimmune diseases. Long before the scientists discovered these checkpoint proteins and their actions, cancers were disabling the immune system by using the checkpoint proteins to . . .