Immunological Responses Triggered by Photothermal Therapy with Carbon Nanotubes in Combination with Anti‐CTLA‐4 Therapy to Inhibit Cancer Metastasis

@article{Wang2014ImmunologicalRT,
  title={Immunological Responses Triggered by Photothermal Therapy with Carbon Nanotubes in Combination with Anti‐CTLA‐4 Therapy to Inhibit Cancer Metastasis},
  author={Chao Wang and Ligeng Xu and Chao Liang and Jian Xiang and Rui Peng and Zhuang Liu},
  journal={Advanced Materials},
  year={2014},
  volume={26}
}
Photothermal ablation of primary tumors with single-walled carbon nanotubes is demonstrated to be able to trigger significant adaptive immune responses, which are not observed if tumors are removed by surgical resection. Such a treatment in combination with anti-CTLA-4 antibody therapy is able to prevent the development of tumor metastasis, which is a major cause of cancer death. 

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