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Researchers find way to trigger 'virus alert' that may help boost drug's ability to prevent cancer cells

Researchers find way to trigger 'virus alert' that may help boost drug's ability to prevent cancer cells

Working with human cancer cell lines and mice, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and elsewhere have found a way to trigger a type of immune system "virus alert" that may one day boost cancer patients' response to immunotherapy drugs. An increasingly promising focus of cancer research, the drugs are designed to disarm cancer cells' ability to avoid detection and destruction by the immune system. [More]
Cryoport to support future clinical trials for Opexa's personalized T-cell immunotherapy programs for MS, NMO

Cryoport to support future clinical trials for Opexa's personalized T-cell immunotherapy programs for MS, NMO

Cryoport, Inc., the leading provider of advanced cryogenic logistics solutions for the life sciences industry, today announced that its validated cryogenic logistics solution will support future clinical trials for Opexa Therapeutics' lead personalized T-cell immunotherapy programs for Multiple Sclerosis ("MS") and Neuromyelitis Optica ("NMO"). [More]
New research could potentially yield novel platform for cancer vaccines

New research could potentially yield novel platform for cancer vaccines

New research led by Wyss Core Faculty member David Mooney, Ph.D., in collaboration with researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute could potentially yield a new platform for cancer vaccines. Leveraging a biologically inspired sponge-like gel called "cryogel" as an injectable biomaterial, the vaccine delivers patient-specific tumor cells together with immune-stimulating biomolecules to enhance the body's attack againstcancer. [More]
AbVitro launches PairMe Grant Challenge to provide access to AbPair technology

AbVitro launches PairMe Grant Challenge to provide access to AbPair technology

AbVitro Inc., an immuno-oncology discovery company, today announced access to its AbPairTM technology by launching the "PairMe Grant Challenge." [More]
MCRI announces winners of cancer crowdsourcing initiative

MCRI announces winners of cancer crowdsourcing initiative

The Myeloma Crowd Research Initiative (MCRI), an unprecedented collaboration of cancer researchers and patient advocates, today announced the two winners of its first-ever crowdsourcing and patient-led initiative to fund research in high-risk multiple myeloma, a rare malignancy of plasma cells. [More]
Early exposure to inflammatory cytokines can paralyze CD4 T cells

Early exposure to inflammatory cytokines can paralyze CD4 T cells

In a discovery that is likely to rewrite immunology text books, researchers at UC Davis have found that early exposure to inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin 2, can "paralyze" CD4 T cells, immune components that help orchestrate the body's response to pathogens and other invaders. [More]
First patient enrolled in Phase II trial of ImmunoPulse IL-12 and pembrolizumab combination therapy

First patient enrolled in Phase II trial of ImmunoPulse IL-12 and pembrolizumab combination therapy

OncoSec Medical Incorporated, a company developing DNA-based intratumoral cancer immunotherapies, today announced enrollment of the first patient into the Phase II Investigator Sponsored Trial led by the University of California, San Francisco to assess the anti-tumor activity, safety, and tolerability of the combination of OncoSec's investigational therapy, ImmunoPulse IL-12, and Merck's approved anti-PD-1 agent, KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab), in patients with unresectable metastatic melanoma. [More]
Centenary Institute researchers take lead on promising new class of drugs for melanoma treatment

Centenary Institute researchers take lead on promising new class of drugs for melanoma treatment

Researchers at Sydney’s Centenary Institute have taken the lead on a promising new class of drugs that may prove to be highly effective for the treatment of certain cases of melanoma. [More]
Janssen signs license agreement with Alligator Bioscience for immuno-oncology antibody

Janssen signs license agreement with Alligator Bioscience for immuno-oncology antibody

Janssen Biotech, Inc., one of the Janssen pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today an exclusive, worldwide license agreement with Alligator Bioscience AB for ADC-1013, an immuno-oncology agent currently in Phase 1 clinical studies. [More]
Argos Therapeutics begins AGS-003 clinical trial in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Argos Therapeutics begins AGS-003 clinical trial in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Argos Therapeutics Inc., an immuno-oncology company focused on the development and commercialization of fully individualized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer based on the Arcelis technology platform, today announced the initiation of a single-center pilot clinical trial of AGS-003 as a neoadjuvant immunotherapy in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma. [More]
Sorrento, TNK Therapeutics to exclusively license NanoVelcro CTC assay from CytoLumina and FetoLumina

Sorrento, TNK Therapeutics to exclusively license NanoVelcro CTC assay from CytoLumina and FetoLumina

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it as well as its wholly-owned subsidiary TNK Therapeutics, Inc. have entered into a binding term sheet to exclusively license the NanoVelcro Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) profiling assay technology from CytoLumina Technologies Corp. and FetoLumina Technologies Corp., two privately-held sister biotechnology companies in Los Angeles, California. [More]
CRI to honor three scientists for contributions to immunology and cancer immunotherapy research

CRI to honor three scientists for contributions to immunology and cancer immunotherapy research

The Cancer Research Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fueling the discovery and development of immunotherapies for all forms of cancer, will bestow its highest honors on three scientists who have made fundamental contributions to the fields of immunology and cancer immunotherapy. [More]
CRI announces winners of 2015 Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research

CRI announces winners of 2015 Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research

The Cancer Research Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fueling the discovery and development of immunotherapies for all forms of cancer, announced today the winners of the 2015 Oliver R. Grace Award for Distinguished Service in Advancing Cancer Research. [More]
TNK Therapeutics acquires multiple preclinical and clinical stage CAR-T immunotherapy programs

TNK Therapeutics acquires multiple preclinical and clinical stage CAR-T immunotherapy programs

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, TNK Therapeutics, Inc., has acquired multiple preclinical and clinical stage chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T immunotherapy programs as well as underlying CAR-T technology through the acquisition of two privately-held biotechnology companies. [More]
Researcher reveals link between inflammatory response of neutrophils and spread of oral cancer

Researcher reveals link between inflammatory response of neutrophils and spread of oral cancer

An abnormal immune response or "feedback loop" could very well be the underlying cause of metastases in oral cancers, according to Dr. Marco Magalhaes, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry and lead researcher in a study published in the journal Cancer Immunology Research. [More]
Celsion reports updated results from HEAT Study of ThermoDox in patients with primary liver cancer

Celsion reports updated results from HEAT Study of ThermoDox in patients with primary liver cancer

Celsion Corporation, an oncology drug development company, today announced updated results from its retrospective analysis of the Company's 701-patient HEAT Study of ThermoDox, Celsion's proprietary heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin in combination with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in primary liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). [More]
Heptares, AstraZeneca sign licensing agreement to develop and commercialise immuno-oncology treatments

Heptares, AstraZeneca sign licensing agreement to develop and commercialise immuno-oncology treatments

Heptares Therapeutics, the clinical-stage GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Sosei Group Corporation, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a licensing agreement with AstraZeneca under which AstraZeneca will acquire exclusive global rights to develop, manufacture and commercialise the adenosine A2A receptor antagonist, HTL-1071, a small molecule immuno-oncology candidate, and potential additional A2A receptor-blocking compounds. [More]
WI Harper Group announces investment in Cold Genesys

WI Harper Group announces investment in Cold Genesys

WI Harper Group, a leading US & China, cross-border early growth and expansion stage venture capital firm, today announced an investment in Cold Genesys Inc, a clinical-stage privately-held biotech company developing oncolytic immunotherapies for cancer. [More]
CRI commits $29.3 million in new funds to accelerate development of cancer immunotherapies

CRI commits $29.3 million in new funds to accelerate development of cancer immunotherapies

The Cancer Research Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fueling the discovery and development of immunotherapies for all forms of cancer, announced that it has committed more than $29.3 million in new funds to accelerate cancer immunology research and cancer immunotherapy clinical development in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Sweden, Switzerland, and The Netherlands. [More]

Sorrento to develop and market monoclonal antibodies for North American, European and Japanese market

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement to develop and commercialize multiple prespecified and undisclosed biosimilar or biobetter antibodies from Mabtech Limited, a holding company for premier antibody development and manufacturing companies in China. [More]
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