This page provides educational resources, events, news and products related to cancer immunology. Content will cover aspects from the tumor immune environment and immunosurveillance, to cancer immunotherapies and vaccines.
Cancer Immunology – Highlights
Harnessing the Immune System To Treat Cancer
In this article, we consider some of the work being done to enhance the T-cell response to tumors, discuss the promise of oncolytic virotherapy and highlight the potential benefits of combined therapy.
Cancer and the Immune System
More than 100 years ago, Nobel prize-winning German physician and scientist, Paul Ehrlich suggested that the incidence of cancer would be significantly higher if it wasn’t for our immune system – bringing to light immune cells’ incredible ability to recognize, target, seek out, and destroy cancerous cells.
Immunotherapy is a specific type of treatment that utilizes the body’s immune system to fight diseases such as cancer. Download this infographic to discover various types of immunotherapy and the potential of mRNA technology in this space.
Stem Cell Therapy Engineered To Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer
Investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have devised a novel therapeutic method using stem cells taken from healthy donors to treat glioblastomas post-surgery by attacking glioblastoma-specific tumor cells.
Restoring Blood Flow To Enhance Chemo's Access to Cancer Cells
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed an approach that may help to restore tumor blood flow to enhance access of chemotherapy into cancer cells and alleviate hypoxia.
Fat Accumulation in Liver Tumors Influences Response to Immunotherapy
Analysis of the tumor immune microenvironment of hepatocellular carcinoma has revealed that greater accumulation of fat within the tumor cells alters the response to immunotherapy.
Genetic “Hotspots” Could Point to New Cancer Treatment Strategies
Genetic mutation "hotspots" that promote cancer growth and development have been investigated in a new study, which could help identify new treatment strategies.
Measuring Metabolic Flux with Cellular and Molecular Resolution: Combining Seahorse XF and LC/MS Technologies for Comprehensive Cellular Analyses
Research Tools for Anti-Cancer Drug Targets
Currently, various treatments are available to cancer patients, such as chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Targeted therapy is a type of precision medicine that targets the proteins that control the growth, division and spread of cancer cells.
Article Describes Gene Signature Ratio that Predicts Survival in Colon Cancer
Biotech Support Group and Leiden University Medical Center announce publication of a journal article based upon on their joint goal to correlate BSG’s patent pending Stroma Liquid Biopsy™ panel of blood-borne biomarkers, to tissue derived tumor-stroma ratio scoring methods.