Oncologists in Turkey are closely monitoring clinical trials of a groundbreaking study by scientists which could lead to a cure for cancer.

Researchers at U.K.-based Cardiff University said last week they have discovered a new type of T cell.

T cells are a type of white blood cell involved in the function of a person’s immune system. When these cells are activated by coming into contact with defective or foreign cells in the body, they attack them, helping to fight off infection and disease.

According to a Cardiff University news release, researchers discovered that a new T cell receptor

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