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Cancer Immunology – News and Features

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Vitamin D Boosts Gut Bacteria and Enhances Cancer Immunity in Mice

Vitamin D shows protective effects against cancer in a new study from the Francis Crick Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Aalborg University in Denmark.
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Gene Therapy Trial for Sickle Cell Disease Publishes Final Results

The final results of a clinical trial for the gene therapy CASGEVY, which was used to treat sickle-cell disease, have been published.
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Discovery of Tumor Cells' Ability To Evade the Immune System Could Improve Cancer Immunotherapies

New research has uncovered how tumors prevent immune responses by cytotoxic T cells, providing rationale for new immunotherapies.
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Immunotherapy Combination Approved for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

FDA approves immunotherapy drug combo for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer after UCLA-led research shows improved outcomes for patients.
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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.
Cell therapy.
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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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