In Situ Vaccination: A Cancer Treatment a Century in the Making
In Situ Vaccination: A Cancer Treatment a Century in the Making
Injecting immunostimulants directly into the tumor is not a new strategy to stimulate the immune system, but the approach has seen a surge of interest in recent years.
In Situ Vaccination: A Cancer Treatment a Century in the Making
In Situ Vaccination: A Cancer Treatment a Century in the Making

Injecting immunostimulants directly into the tumor is not a new strategy to stimulate the immune system, but the approach has seen a surge of interest in recent years.

Injecting immunostimulants directly into the tumor is not a new strategy to stimulate the immune system, but the approach has seen a surge of interest in recent years.

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Image of the Day: Training Day
Image of the Day: Training Day
Chia-Yi Hou | May 24, 2019
A video captures T cells learning to recognize cells from the body that shouldn’t be attacked.
Cancer Vaxxer: A Profile of Miriam Merad
Cancer Vaxxer: A Profile of Miriam Merad
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2019
The Mount Sinai oncologist studies innate immune cells with the goal of designing novel immunotherapies, including cancer vaccines.
New Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
New Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
Catherine Offord | Apr 12, 2018
A preliminary clinical trial finds that the personalized therapy improves survival rates and has no severe side-effects.
Researchers Uncover Previously Unknown Immune Cell Subtypes
Researchers Uncover Previously Unknown Immune Cell Subtypes
Aggie Mika | Jul 17, 2017
Using single-cell RNA sequencing, scientists characterize new populations of dendritic cells and monocytes.
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Abby Olena | Jun 14, 2017
Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.
Immunity in the Brain
Immunity in the Brain
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 31, 2016
Researchers document the diverse roles of immune cells in neuronal health and disease.
Personalized Cancer Vaccines
Personalized Cancer Vaccines
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 2, 2015
A dendritic cell vaccine targeting melanoma patients’ tumor-specific mutations can activate a broad range of cancer-fighting T cells. 
Next Generation: Painless Vaccine Patch
Megan Scudellari | Apr 2, 2012
Vaccination via tiny microneedles elicits a powerful immune response in the skin.