cancer immunotherapy
A Studious Survivor
A Studious Survivor
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2016
Meet Lauren Bendesky, the teen who beat neuroblastoma and is now on her way to becoming a pediatric oncologist who treats and studies other kids with cancer.
Immune Influence
Immune Influence
Kate Yandell | Apr 1, 2016
In recent years, research has demonstrated that microbes living in and on the mammalian body can affect cancer risk, as well as responses to cancer treatment.
Microbes Meet Cancer
Microbes Meet Cancer
Kate Yandell | Apr 1, 2016
Understanding cancer’s relationship with the human microbiome could transform immune-modulating therapies.
Cancer Be Damned
Cancer Be Damned
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2016
Teenager Lauren Bendesky turned her cancer diagnosis on its head, using herself as a research subject to test potential therapies.
Week in Review: November 2–6
Week in Review: November 2–6
Jef Akst | Nov 6, 2015
How Ebola hides from immune cells; gut microbes’ role in immunotherapy response; new mechanisms of hearing loss; butterflies use milkweed toxins to ward off predators
Microbes Play Role in Anti-Tumor Response
Microbes Play Role in Anti-Tumor Response
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 5, 2015
Gut microbiome composition can influence the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy in mice.
CAR-T Therapies Get $1 Billion Boost
CAR-T Therapies Get $1 Billion Boost
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2015
The biotech firm Celgene inks a huge collaboration deal with Juno Therapeutics to develop and commercialize new cancer immunotherapies.
Opinion: Predicting the Efficacy of Cancer Immunotherapy
Opinion: Predicting the Efficacy of Cancer Immunotherapy
Jacob Richards | Apr 22, 2015
T-cell receptor repertoires could help researchers determine whether a certain treatment will work for a given cancer patient. 
Another CAR-T IPO
Another CAR-T IPO
Jef Akst | Apr 6, 2015
Cellectis goes public for a whopping $228 million—nearly double the value the company filed for in February.
Yvonne Saenger: Immunotherapy Pioneer
Yvonne Saenger: Immunotherapy Pioneer
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University. Age: 41