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Cancer Immunology – News and Features

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Immunotherapy Before and After Surgery Improves Lung Cancer Outcomes

New research indicates immunotherapy given before and after surgery can significantly improve outcomes in non-small lung cancer.
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Vaccine Adjuvant Promotes Strong Anti-Tumor Immunity in Animal Models

They have discovered that a vaccine adjuvant – or “booster” – called C100 promotes potent anti-tumour immunity when it is injected directly into tumours in an animal model.
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Developing a Personalized Vaccine Against Cancerous Brain Tumors

Pairing a personalized dendritic cell vaccine with an immune-boosting compound improves the immune response to malignant gliomas.
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CAR T-Cell Therapy Could Be Adapted for Solid Tumors, Study Finds

CAR T-cell therapy could be adapted to target solid tumors, potentially transforming cancer treatment.
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New Potential Target for Leukemia Therapy Identified

A team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators discovered that a subset of myeloid and lymphoid leukemias depend on a molecular complex called PI3Kgamma for survival.
immunofluorescent staining shows a lymph node that has been significantly expanded in mice with the help of the biomaterial MPS-vaccine (on the right), next to a lymph node taken from non-treated control mice (on the left) at the same time post-vaccination.
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Biomaterial Vaccine Enhances Lymph Node Expansion and Boosts Anti-Tumor Immunity

A biomaterial vaccine enhances and sustains lymph node expansion following vaccination, boosting anti-tumor immunity in an animal model.
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Study Uncovers a Cause of Cancer Immunotherapy Roadblocks

A study led by Yale scientists, investigated the potential causes associated with T cell exclusion using a genome-wide screen of more than 1,000 human proteins.
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Novel Combination Therapy Shows Promise for Liver Cancer

A drug that targets a protein known as phosphatidylserine boosted the response rate for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients receiving immunotherapy without compromising their safety.
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Experimental mRNA Brain Cancer Vaccine Evaluated in Small Trial

A new mRNA vaccine has shown promise in activating the immune system against a highly lethal type of brain tumor, according to results from a first-in-human clinical trial of four adult patients with glioblastoma.
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Pancreatic Cancer Cells Differ by Location and May Inform Targeted Treatments

A new study has found that pancreatic cancer cells are different based on their location in the pancreas, providing new information about tumors that could lead to better targeted treatments.
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