Researchers are finding that combining immunotherapy with focused radiation treatments delivered directly to the tumor sometimes shrinks not just the targeted tumor, but cancers located in areas of the body that were not radiated. This result  has so intrigued scientists that they gave it a nickname: the abscopal effect, derived from a combination (aptly enough) of two words—ab, which is Latin for “away,” and skopos, which is Greek for “target.”

Read more about the promising results of combining immunotherapy with focused radiation.

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