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CAR T-Cell Therapy Is Making Untreatable Cancer Treatable

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By: Neel V. Patel From: dailybeast.com Immunotherapy is one of the buzziest words in medicine. Touted as the future for aggressively fighting—maybe even eliminating—diseases, the idea is to jumpstart the patient’s own immune system into better identifying and attacking diseases that normally escape attack and stealthily conquer the body. Alongside immunotherapy is the emergent ability of scientists to genetically modify …

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Breast Cancer Vaccine Trial May Blaze Trail to Stopping Cancer

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From: healthline.com A trial is underway for a breast cancer vaccine. Scientists are hoping this latest immunotherapy will help keep patients from developing cancer again. Researchers are hoping that they’ll soon break ground in a new medical frontier. Vaccines that can stop cancer. Currently, the only vaccine designed to prevent cancer is the HPV vaccine. However, that shot protects against …

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Cancer Patients and Caregivers Join Immunotherapy Experts in Five U.S. Cities to Discuss Latest Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs and Immunotherapy Clinical Trials

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Registration now open for free, half-day programs in San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Houston, and Tampa The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), the world’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to advancing scientific efforts to develop new and effective immunotherapies for all forms of cancer, announced today that its 2017 Immunotherapy Patient Summit Series will travel to five U.S. cities to …

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NANOBIOTIX: NEW TRANSLATIONAL DATA PRESENTED AT ASTRO, NCI AND SITC’S IMMUNOTHERAPY WORKSHOP

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·         Translational data showing tumor immune activity and positive Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TILs) in human and mouse model ·         Confirmation of the ability to transform “cold” tumors into “hot” tumors and that NBTXR3 treatment may have an impact on the tumor microenvironment ·         Opening up of the potential for NBTXR3 to treat metastases NANOBIOTIX (Euronext: NANO – ISIN: FR0011341205), a …

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Scientists light the way for immune system to attack cancer

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Source: University of Rochester Medical Center From: sciencedaily.com The science behind harnessing the immune system to fight cancer is complicated, but a University of Rochester Medical Center laboratory discovered a simple, practical way to use light and optics to steer killer immune cells toward tumors. In a study published by the online journal Nature Communications, lead author Minsoo Kim, Ph.D., …

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Doctors Excited By Results Of New Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment

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By: Dr. Maria Simbra From: pittsburgh.cbslocal.com No chemotherapy, No radiation. There’s a new way to treat cancer that doesn’t involve either. It’s working for patients and even doctors are excited about it. Joe Milcarek had no symptoms of lung cancer. Doctors discovered it on scans he had as part of participation in a lung study. “They found a tumor about …

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Immunotherapy May Treat This Deadly Breast Cancer

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By: Alice Park From: time.com Triple negative breast cancer is one of the most difficult types of cancer to treat. It lacks proteins that can attract powerful anti-cancer and hormone drugs, so people diagnosed with the disease have to rely almost exclusively on chemotherapy. But in a new presentation at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting, researchers say …

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Cancer Treatment: Doctors Stop Deadly Tumors By Dripping Cells Into Man’s Brain

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By: Elana Glowatz From: medicaldaily.com A man with a deadly brain cancer went into remission after doctors dripped a treatment directly into his head, the Associated Press has reported. The patient, 50-year-old Seattle resident Richard Grady, had a type of brain cancer that kept coming back after surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, according to the AP, so doctors at California cancer …