2-in-1 immunotherapy may better fight blood cancer

When combined into one, two types of immunotherapy appear more effective than either one alone for blood cancers like leukemia.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: leukemia blood health-and-medicine immune-systems immunotherapy

Drug could enhance cancer immunotherapy

A drug that blocks a tumor-producing protein could help make immunotherapy for cancer more effective, researchers find.

Brown University • futurity
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer genes tumors proteins health-and-medicine medications immunotherapy

93% of cancer patients respond to souped-up immune cells

CAR T-cell therapy even saved the life of a researcher working on a new study of the treatment's effectiveness.

Leslie Orr-Rochester • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer t-cells health-and-medicine immune-systems immunotherapy

DNA delivery into T cells may improve immunotherapy

A new method that delivers DNA directly into immune cells could help solve some of the problems with immunotherapy cancer treatments.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Oct. 16, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: dna cancer nanotechnology t-cells drug-delivery health-and-medicine immunotherapy

Infrared imaging shines a light on deep tumors

New infrared imaging technology can reveal tumors deep inside tissue with greater clarity than current methods, which could help guide treatment.

Ker Than-Stanford • futurity
Oct. 11, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology featured health-and-medicine imaging-technology immunotherapy infrared-light

Target T cell ‘handshake’ to boost cancer immunotherapy?

A new discovery about T cells could pave the way for more effective immunotherapy for cancer.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
June 21, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer t-cells health-and-medicine immune-systems immunotherapy

Device tests thousands of stem cells super fast

The "lab-on-a-chip" quickly shows how single stem cells react to different environments, a process that would take more than 1 million steps in a lab.

U. Chicago • futurity
April 16, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: stem-cells brains health-and-medicine microfluidic-arrays immunotherapy

Personalized T cells destroy common liver cancer

Custom T cells researchers engineered in the lab can take on hepatocellular carcinoma, a common liver cancer.

Duke-NUS • futurity
April 9, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer hepatitis health-and-medicine immune-systems personalized-medicine immunotherapy liver-cancer

Test for T cells is a step toward cancer ‘vaccines’

Researchers aim to immunize patients against cancer, but first need to find which cells will do the job.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
April 3, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: cancer vaccines health-and-medicine immune-systems personalized-medicine immunotherapy

Like geese, cancer cells play follow the leader

Metastatic cancer cells leave tumors and travel in clusters, not singles. A new study shows that drafting helps the process along.

Heidi Hall-Vanderbilt • futurity
March 26, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer tumors cells health-and-medicine immunotherapy metabolomics

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