"Hot" tumours are marked by inflammation - a sign the immune system is hard at work fighting the cancer. This type of cancer is easier to treat with conventional immunotherapy treatments.
"Cold" tumours, on the other hand, go undetected in the body because the immune's T-cells don't attack them.
These are generally associated with breast, prostate, pancreatic cancer and glioblastomas (a type of tumour in the brain or spinal cord).
What makes cold tumours harder to treat...
tumours, the cells that alert the immune system
are actually being silenced by the cancer
They stimulate another kind of immune cell that's responsible for suppressing immune responses.
Normally, they're helpful to stop your immune system
from over-reacting to every possible trigger and creating unecessary inflammation (for example, the kind of reaction you get with allergies).
And, with the body not recognising these cancer
cells as harmful, they're left to develop, grow and spread uncontrollably.
Keep reading to find out what the scientists discovered in their study...
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You've got to tell the body which cells to attack with cold tumours...
The researchers found that you have to create enough injury to the cells around the tumour
- with the use of radiation - to prompt the immune cells to come in and "clear things up".
This is similar to the way in which a vaccine works.
The scientists also found that if you "pulse" the radiation - it creates and activates a large enough number of T-cells that swarm in and attack the cancer cells with enouogh force to make a meaningful impact.
So, the treatment for cold tumours in the future could follow a three week radiation and immunotherapy phase, followed by surgery... As opposed to surgery, followed by weeks of chemotherapy and then radiation - which has been a less effective and much harsher treatment method.