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What if the reason that there is not a strong immune response to cancers is because the effective antibodies do not make it out of the thymus?
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>>7796049
>What if
Fuck off
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>>7796049
Well in a way, they don't make it out of the thymus. Because they're never instructed to.

If only we could selectively modify the epitope of cancerous cells to warrant an immune response.
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>>7796060
Hypothetically speaking
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you mean antibodies that recognize the tumor (aka antibodies that recognize 'self') would also recognize the thymus and therefore be stuck there? bravo OP.
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>>7796157
I'm talking about clonal selection where the thymus "checks" which antibodies recognize self cells
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>>7796167
isn't that the same thing what I just wrote
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>>7796204
On re-reading I see that's what you mean
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>>7796157
>antibodies that recognize 'self'

Dude, the antibodies have become self aware. Duuude.

Seriously, if dogs can be trained to sniff out cancer cells, why can't antibodies.
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