Biomarker-based Companion Diagnostics Are Enabling Precision Oncology
Clinical trials are underway to examine the efficacy of various immune checkpoint inhibitor molecules, for the treatment of cancer. Watch this video to learn about the companion diagnostics that are enabling the identification of patients who could benefit from these treatments.
Sanger Institute - UK Biobank Whole Genome Sequencing Project
The genetic code of all 500,000 UK Biobank volunteer participants will be sequenced by researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in the UK and deCODE genetics in Iceland. This project is the single most ambitious sequencing programme in the world undertaken by a public-private partnership, and will power the next wave of genetic and health research
Designing Microbiome Therapeutics to Help Cure Cancer
A healthy microbiome increases the efficacy of drugs such as checkpoint inhibitors which take the blindfold off of the immune system, allowing it to recognize, attack, and kill cancer cells. Unfortunately, 70% of cancer patients don’t respond to this drug treatment due to severely damaged microbiomes which have limited kinds of bacteria.
What Is the All of Us Research Program?
The All of Us Research Program has a simple mission. We want to speed up health research breakthroughs. To do this, we’re asking one million people to share health information. In the future, researchers can use this to conduct thousands of health studies.
Metastasis: How Cancer Spreads
This animation shows how cancer cells travel from the place in the body where they first formed to other parts of the body.
CAR T-Cell Therapy | FAQ with Dr. Patrick Brown
Find out about why there is so much excitement about this new therapy, which patients are the best candidates, as well as CAR T-cell effectiveness, safety, and costs.
The Mugshot of Cancer | Joshua LaBaer | TEDxASU
Dr. Joshua LaBaer discusses a novel method invented in his lab to identify cancer and how we can use this to save lives of millions of people.
Skin Cancer: What Causes It and Who Is at Risk?
Anokhi Jambusaria, M.D., dermatologist at Mayo Clinic in Florida talks about skin cancer.
How Does Cancer Immunotherapy Work?
Traditionally, cancer treatment has revolved around chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. But thanks to groundbreaking immune checkpoint blockade research led by Jim Allison, Ph.D., winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, we have a new way to treat cancer: immunotherapy. Rather than treating the cancer directly, immunotherapy trains the immune system to attack cancer.
Tiny Bombs in Your Blood – The Complement System
One of the key players of our immune system is the complement system. An army of millions and trillions of tiny bombs, which work together in a complex and elegant dance to stop intruders in your body.