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Brain Tumors under Attack

Portrait Marian Neidert
Neurosurgeon Marian Neidert hopes that in 20 or 30 years, he’ll no longer have to saw skulls open, thanks to immune therapies that fight brain tumors. (Image: Ursula Meisser)

Is Marian Neidert taking a saw to the branch he’s sitting on? As a neurosurgeon, he operates on brain tumors; as a researcher he’s trying to teach the immune system to fight them itself. But it might be some time before immunotherapies make surgery superfluous.

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