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Immunotherapy is the concept of using the immune system to treat disease, for example, developing a vaccine against cancer. Immunotherapy may also refer to the therapy of diseases caused by the immune system, allergies for example.
UCLA scientists develop promising new combination treatment for glioblastoma

UCLA scientists develop promising new combination treatment for glioblastoma

UCLA scientists have developed a potentially promising new combination therapy for glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer. [More]
Experts to discuss research on lupus at world congress organized by MedUni Vienna

Experts to discuss research on lupus at world congress organized by MedUni Vienna

Lupus is an autoimmune disease with so many different symptoms that it is often difficult to diagnose and to treat. Despite huge medical advances over the last few years, lupus is incurable. Modern, individually tailored therapeutic approaches are aimed at helping sufferers. The world congress organized by MedUni Vienna brings experts from more than 80 countries together in Vienna from 2 to 6 September to discuss the latest research results and therapies. [More]
Affinity tuning can make CAR T cells spare normal cells and attack cancer cells

Affinity tuning can make CAR T cells spare normal cells and attack cancer cells

A new development in engineering chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, called affinity tuning, can make the CAR T cells spare normal cells and better recognize and attack cancer cells, which may help lower the toxicity associated with this type of immunotherapy when used against solid tumors, according to a preclinical study. [More]
Regen BioPharma develops novel means of delivering RGBP-248 gene silencing nucleic acid to liver tumors

Regen BioPharma develops novel means of delivering RGBP-248 gene silencing nucleic acid to liver tumors

Regen BioPharma, Inc. announced today development of a novel means of delivering its patented (US Patent 8,263,571) gene silencing nucleic acid, RGBP-248, to liver tumors utilizing a clinically approved formulation as delivery system. The product in development overcomes previous hurdles with gene silencing therapeutics in which the gene silencing drug had to be delivered throughout the whole body. [More]
Adaptive immune system plays active role in guiding development of mammary glands

Adaptive immune system plays active role in guiding development of mammary glands

In experiments with mouse tissue, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that the adaptive immune system, generally associated with fighting bacterial and viral infections, plays an active role in guiding the normal development of mammary glands, the only organs--in female humans as well as mice--that develop predominately after birth, beginning at puberty. [More]
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]
Immatics US launched to develop adoptive cellular therapies for treatment of various tumors

Immatics US launched to develop adoptive cellular therapies for treatment of various tumors

Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced today the launch of Immatics US, Inc., a new company aiming at becoming a global leader in adoptive cellular therapies (ACT) for the treatment of a range of tumor types. [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]
MorphoSys, Immatics partner to develop novel antibody-based therapies against multiple proprietary cancer antigens

MorphoSys, Immatics partner to develop novel antibody-based therapies against multiple proprietary cancer antigens

MorphoSys AG and Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH announced today a strategic alliance to generate novel antibody-based therapeutics against multiple proprietary cancer antigens recognized by T cells. [More]
FDA, EMA accept filing applications for Boehringer Ingelheim's afatinib to treat patients with advanced SCC of the lung

FDA, EMA accept filing applications for Boehringer Ingelheim's afatinib to treat patients with advanced SCC of the lung

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency have accepted filing applications for afatinib for the treatment of patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung progressing after treatment with first-line chemotherapy. [More]
Regen BioPharma implements gene silencing technology in killing cancer stem cells

Regen BioPharma implements gene silencing technology in killing cancer stem cells

Regen BioPharma Inc. reported today the successful implementation of its gene silencing technology, covered by patent # 8,263,571, in killing cancer stem cells. [More]
Three medical oncologists to receive ESMO's acclaimed awards

Three medical oncologists to receive ESMO's acclaimed awards

The European Society for Medical Oncology, the leading European professional organisation for advancing medical oncology, announced today the three exceptional medical oncologists who will receive its acclaimed awards. [More]
NW Bio's DCVax-L Phase III trial ongoing for treatment of patients with newly diagnosed GBM

NW Bio's DCVax-L Phase III trial ongoing for treatment of patients with newly diagnosed GBM

Northwest Biotherapeutics, a U.S. biotechnology company developing DCVax personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, confirmed today that its Phase III trial of DCVax-L for newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is ongoing and the patients enrolled in the trial are continuing to be treated per the protocol. [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]
TapImmune announces successful conveyance of Investigational New Drug Application from Mayo Clinic

TapImmune announces successful conveyance of Investigational New Drug Application from Mayo Clinic

TapImmune, Inc., a clinical stage immunotherapy company, specializing in the development of innovative technologies for the treatment of metastatic cancer, announced today the successful conveyance of the Mayo Clinic IND (Investigational New Drug Application) to TapImmune as part of the recently completed licensing agreement. [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]
Unituxin (dinutuximab) granted EC Marketing Authorisation for treatment of childhood neuroblastoma

Unituxin (dinutuximab) granted EC Marketing Authorisation for treatment of childhood neuroblastoma

United Therapeutics Corporation announced today that the European Commission (EC) has granted Marketing Authorisation for Unituxin (dinutuximab) for the treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma in patients aged 12 months to 17 years, who have previously received induction chemotherapy and achieved at least a partial response, followed by myeloablative therapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). [More]
ImmunoCellular signs agreement with FDA for phase 3 registrational trial of cancer immunotherapy ICT-107

ImmunoCellular signs agreement with FDA for phase 3 registrational trial of cancer immunotherapy ICT-107

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. announced today that it has reached agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration on a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) for the phase 3 registrational trial of its cancer immunotherapy ICT-107 to treat patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. [More]
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