Dec 19, 2022

Origins of Rare Childhood Cancer-Like Disease Identified

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Until now, some researchers believed Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), a rare and fatal form of cancer in children, is derived from immune cells called dendritic cells, while others believed that they originate from related immune cells called monocytes. A new study showed mutated LCH cells have properties similar to both monocytes and dendritic cells, as well as a relatively new type of dendritic cell called DC3.

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