Contributors
Contributors
Meet some of the people featured in the July/August 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Contributors
Contributors

Meet some of the people featured in the July/August 2020 issue of The Scientist.

Meet some of the people featured in the July/August 2020 issue of The Scientist.

cancer immunotherapy
Harnessing Stem Cell–Like T Cells to Better Fight Cancer
Harnessing Stem Cell–Like T Cells to Better Fight Cancer
Daniel E. Speiser and Werner Held | Jul 13, 2020
Better understanding the CD8+ T cells already present in tumors could be key to making immunotherapies work for more patients.
Natural Killer Cell Therapies Catch Up to CAR T
Natural Killer Cell Therapies Catch Up to CAR T
Bianca Nogrady | Apr 1, 2020
There’s a new cell-based cancer immunotherapy on the block.
Flu Shot Ignites Immune Attack Against Cancer in Mice
Flu Shot Ignites Immune Attack Against Cancer in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2020
Injecting the seasonal flu vaccine directly into clumps of malignant cells recruits immune cells to confront the cancer.
Novel DNA-Sensing Pathway Found in Human Cells, Absent in Mice
Novel DNA-Sensing Pathway Found in Human Cells, Absent in Mice
Catherine Offord | Jan 24, 2020
This previously unknown mechanism for spotting foreign genetic material in the cytoplasm launches antiviral defenses even when the well-known immune mediator STING is absent.
Immunology Leader Vincenzo Cerundolo Dies
Immunology Leader Vincenzo Cerundolo Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jan 16, 2020
The Oxford researcher’s work on lipid and peptide antigens revealed key mechanisms in inflammation, immunotherapy, and vaccination, which are being pursued in clinical trial treatments.
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Does the Microbiome Help the Body Fight Cancer?
Catherine Offord | Jul 10, 2019
Research in mice and humans is beginning to establish a link between the composition of microbes in the gut and immune responses to tumor cells, but the mechanisms are not yet clear.
Two Patients Treated with CRISPRed Cells in Immunotherapy Trial
Two Patients Treated with CRISPRed Cells in Immunotherapy Trial
Shawna Williams | Apr 16, 2019
One person with multiple myeloma and one with sarcoma are the first so far to receive the genetically engineered T cells in the study.
Tuberculosis Can Emerge After Cancer Immunotherapy
Tuberculosis Can Emerge After Cancer Immunotherapy
Ashley Yeager | Mar 31, 2019
At least a handful of patients have developed active TB after receiving cancer treatment designed to boost the immune system’s antitumor response.
The Next Frontier of CAR T-Cell Therapy: Solid Tumors
The Next Frontier of CAR T-Cell Therapy: Solid Tumors
Kerry Grens | Mar 31, 2019
The technology has wowed the field by all but obliterating some patients’ blood cancers, but solid malignancies present new challenges.