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Cancer Immunology – News and Features

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"Off-the-Shelf" Treatment in Development for Incurable Brain Tumors

Researchers are developing and validating a patent-pending treatment for incurable glioblastoma brain tumors. Traditional methods used against other cancers, like chemotherapy and immunotherapy, are often ineffective on glioblastoma.
A pair of cancer cells are attacked by two immune cells.
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Increasing T-Cell Survival To Improve Cancer Immunotherapy

T-cell exhaustion can prevent optimal responses to immunotherapy, but a new cytokine "cocktail" may help increase T-cell survival.
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Engineered Peptides Open New Avenue for Immunotherapy

The immune system is built to identify and eliminate diseased cells, but cancer cells often avoid detection. Researchers have designed a new method for developing immunotherapy drugs using engineered peptides to elicit a natural immune response inside the body.

A large white cancer cell is attacked by two small red immune cells.
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Immunotherapy Developed To Localize Cancer-Killing Molecules

A new immunotherapy has been developed that localizes cytokines to tumors for weeks while preserving their activity.
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Building Better Antibodies and Curbing Autoimmune Diseases

Four new studies reveal details about how B cells in the immune system churn out antibodies that become increasingly potent and specific after we’re vaccinated or exposed to an infection.
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Cell Therapy Treatment Effectively Treats Immune-Compromised Children

In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, researchers found that intravenous therapies made from virus-specific T-cells (VST) can effectively treat immunocompromised pediatric patients, far surpassing the current standard of care.
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Siblings' Rare Genetic Mutation Offers Clues for Type 1 Diabetes Therapy

Two siblings who have the only known mutations in a key gene anywhere in the world have helped scientists gain new insights that could help progress the search for new treatments in type 1 diabetes.
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Study Uncovers Potential Immunotherapy Approach for Rare Eye Cancer

New research explains why metastatic uveal melanoma is resistant to conventional immunotherapies and how adoptive therapy can successfully treat this rare and aggressive cancer.
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Immunotherapy After Kidney Cancer Surgery Improves Overall Survival

For the first time in fifty years, results from a phase 3 randomized, placebo-controlled trial have shown an overall survival benefit from an adjuvant therapy in patients with kidney cancer.
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Study Finds Antibiotics Helps Immune Cells Identify Cancer Cells

Researchers have discovered that tetracycline antibiotics help the immune system to find cancer cells in a way that is different from current immunotherapies.
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