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Chemoresistance Explained: New Clues in Small Cell Lung Cancer

2016 04 Apr

Researchers in Austria have unraveled how small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is not usually detected until it is at an advanced stage, when metastases have already formed. Chemotherapy is very effective initially but, within a year, cancer recurs and this time does not respond to a course of chemotherapy, they said. The research group headed by Gerhard... Read more

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Noninvasive Imaging of Immune System Detects Tumours

2015 22 Apr

A new technique that allows real-time, noninvasive imaging of the immune system’s response to the presence of tumours offers a potential breakthrough both in diagnostics and in monitoring efficacy of cancer therapies. Developed in the lab of Whitehead Institute Member Hidde Ploegh, the method utilises the imaging power of positron emission tomography... Read more

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Live Coverage of the Immune System at Work via PET Imaging

2015 20 Jan

Researchers at Tübingen University have developed a new technique to safely mark T-cells for non-invasive in vivo imaging to better understand what happens during immune reactions in the body. This technique enabled the investigators to track the T-cell movement in mice using positron emission technology (PET). Previous methods used to follow the movement... Read more

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Injectable 3D Vaccines Could Fight Cancer, Infectious Diseases

2014 15 Dec

According to a new study, a non-surgical injection of programmable biomaterial that spontaneously assembles in vivo into a 3D structure could fight and even help prevent cancer as well as infectious diseases such as HIV. The study, conducted by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard's School of Engineering... Read more

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Immunotherapy Could Stop Resistance to Radiotherapy

2014 06 Oct

Using immunotherapy and radiotherapy simultaneously to treat cancers could prevent some patients from becoming resistant to treatment, according to researchers from The University of Manchester (England, UK). Combining the two therapies enabled the immune system to hunt down and destroy cancer cells that were not killed by the initial radiotherapy in... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Game-Changer for Melanoma Treatment

2014 10 Sep

The FDA has approved a drug for the treatment of advanced melanoma. Pembrolizumab, which goes by the brand name Keytruda, is expected to be a game-changing drug for treating patients with advanced melanoma and who are no longer responding to alternative treatments. It is developed by Merck & Co. Keytruda is an immunotherapy drug that attacks PD-1, a... Read more

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Study: Transplant Success Linked to Immune Molecule Levels

2014 13 May

A study recently published in the Journal of Immunology Research reports that patients with highest levels of the most powerful version of the immune molecule HLA-G seem to have the lowest risk of rejecting their transplanted kidney.Dr. Anatolij Horuzsko, immunologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University and the study's corresponding... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine Being Trialed in UK

2014 11 Mar

Together with researchers from around the UK, a team of oncologists from The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has been conducting a project to develop a ground-breaking cancer vaccine that can be utilised alongside traditional treatment methods in order to fight pancreatic cancer.Pancreatic cancer is the fifth biggest cause of cancer related deaths, claiming... Read more

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