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Cancer Immunology – News and Features

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Experimental Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine May Elicit Lasting Immune Response

New Phase 1 data from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center shows an investigational cancer vaccine may elicit lasting immune response in patients with pancreatic cancer.
Cancer cells.
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Kidney Cancer Subtypes May Influence Treatment Responses

A new study differentiates the molecular subgroups of RCC tumors to better understand how their makeup might affect treatment responses.
Embryonic stem cells
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CAR-MSCs Could Treat a Broad Spectrum of Autoimmune Diseases

Mayo Clinic scientists have developed an immunotherapy strategy that utilizes CAR-MSCs. The approach shows potential in targeting inflammatory disease sites more precisely and improving immunosuppression and healing outcomes.
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Study Investigates Hereditary Causes of Childhood Cancer

Every year, around 350 children are diagnosed with cancer in Sweden. In recent years, it has proved important to identify inherited genetic causes of childhood cancer, known as childhood cancer predisposition.
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Melanoma Vaccine Offers Improved Survival for Men

A second-generation melanoma vaccine improves long-term survival, particularly for men, a new study shows.
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AI Tool Maps Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Soft tissue sarcomas are rare and difficult to treat. Machine-learning tools designed at Stanford Medicine uncover distinct cellular communities that correlate with prognosis, immunotherapy success.
Cancer cells.
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Nanoparticles Stimulate Pathway in Immunologically “Cold” Tumors

A nanoparticle-based therapy developed by UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists stimulated an immune pathway that eradicated tumors in mouse models of various cancer types.
Cancer cells.
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Mutation Behind Leukemia Cell Therapy Resistance Identified

Researchers at the University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich have discovered that a specific mutation in the cancer cells of an aggressive type of blood cancer can prevent novel immunotherapies such as CAR T-cell therapy from working.
Cancer cells.
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Cell Therapy Approach Could Be Key for Rare Liver Cancer

Findings from scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center suggest T-cell therapy could effectively treat fibrolamellar carcinoma.
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B Cells, Memory B Cells and Plasma Cells: B Cell Activation, Development and the B Cell Receptor

The adaptive immune system is highly specific. In this article, we focus on B cells, and discuss their development, their roles and what happens when they don’t function as they should.
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