Radio NZ From Sunday Morning13 December 2021

The study, funded by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, found immune cells in prostate tissue could be activated to destroy cancer cells.

The research was conducted by Dr Ellie-May Jarvis as part of her PhD with the Malaghan Institute in Wellington. It has been published in the medical journal Frontiers in Immunology.

It found immune cells that can reside in prostate tissue - called MAIT cells, function abnormally and have an abundance of a molecule (PD-1) on their surface. Read more