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Yvonne Saenger: Immunotherapy Pioneer

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2015

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University. Age: 41

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Opinion: Making Cancer Vaccines Work

By Abhishek Srivastava and Haval Shirwan | March 31, 2015

Armed with the right adjuvant system, vaccines are poised to tackle one of the world’s most intractable diseases. 

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Long-Lived Immunotherapy Stem Cells

By Ruth Williams | February 4, 2015

Genetically modified T memory stem cells persist in patients for more than 10 years, and can differentiate into a variety of T cell types.

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FDA Gives Nod to Melanoma Drug

By Jef Akst | September 8, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration last week approved the first of a new type of immunotherapy that aims to pit a patient’s own immune system against her cancer.

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Week in Review: June 23–27

By Tracy Vence | June 27, 2014

Tracking chikungunya virus; reconsidering wood decay-based fungal classification; ASC specks spread inflammation; antibiotic tolerance in E. coli; RIKEN review yields corrections

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Speeding Up Antiviral T Cell Production

By Ruth Williams | June 25, 2014

Scientists come up with a simpler, more efficient strategy for making multivirus-targeting T cells for immunotherapy.

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Targeted Brain Cancer Vaccine

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 25, 2014

Mouse study demonstrates the ability of a cancer vaccine targeted against a specific oncogenic mutation to elicit a protective anti-tumor immune response. 

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Tactical Maneuvers

By Stephanie Swift | June 1, 2014

Scientists are creating viruses that naturally home in on tumor cells while simultaneously boosting the body’s immune system to fight cancer.

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Targeting Tumors with Viruses

By Stephanie Swift | June 1, 2014

Stephanie Swift discusses the strategy of fighting cancer with viruses.

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Commander of an Immune Flotilla

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2014

With much of his early career dictated by US Navy interests, Carl June drew inspiration from malaria, bone marrow transplantation, and HIV in his roundabout path to a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy.

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