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Method for delivering immune system-stimulating drugs may enhance cancer immunotherapy

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By: Anne Trafton From: mit.edu The targeted approach eliminated tumors in mice, with minimal side effects. Stimulating the body’s immune system to attack tumors is a promising way to treat cancer. Scientists are working on two complementary strategies to achieve that: taking off the brakes that tumors put on the immune system; and “stepping on the gas,” or delivering molecules …

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​One of the coolest ideas ever to treat cancer is being developed right in Charlestown

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By: Don Seiffert From: bizjournals.com A year ago, Ziopharm was scarcely known in the biotech world, having recently moved from New York City to Charlestown just a couple years after one of its drugs failed a late-stage trial. Over the course of 2015, the company attracted worldwide notice for its early-stage treatments for cancer. In particular, attention has been on …