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Cancers Relapse by Feeding Off Immune Signals
Shawna Williams | Oct 16, 2017
In mice, the tumor cells are able to thwart the immune response that would kill them—but immunotherapy prevented the return of melanoma.
DNA-Delivered Antibodies Fight Off Lethal Bacterial Infection
Catherine Offord | Oct 3, 2017
Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen
First CAR T-Cell Therapy Approved in U.S.
Shawna Williams | Aug 30, 2017
The genetically modified blood cells will be used for patients with a type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, when other treatments fail.
Gilead to Pay Nearly $12B for CAR T-Cell Company
Jef Akst | Aug 28, 2017
The massive sum will buy out Kite Pharma, whose cancer therapy is expected to be among the first of its type approved by the FDA.
Peanut Allergy Treatment Works Long Term
Jef Akst | Aug 17, 2017
Four years after taking a probiotic and peanut protein for 18 months, two-thirds of children in a small clinical trial can eat peanuts with no health issues.
Immunotherapy Promising for Diabetes: Study
Aggie Mika | Aug 9, 2017
A small clinical trial demonstrates that peptide immunotherapy can halt the progression of early-stage type 1 diabetes.
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Shawna Williams | Jul 26, 2017
The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.
FDA Votes Yes on CAR T-Cell Therapy
Aggie Mika | Jul 13, 2017
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel unanimously calls for agency approval of the cell therapy for the treatment of resistant leukemia.
Personalized Cancer Vaccines Show Promise for Melanoma
Jef Akst | Jul 6, 2017
In two early trials, vaccines tailored to the mutations in individuals’ cancers appeared to protect 12 of 19 patients against relapse.
CAR T-Cell Trials Boast Promising Results
Diana Kwon | Jun 5, 2017
The results of two small clinical trials show that the immunotherapy is effective for multiple myeloma patients, at least in the near term.