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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.
Physicians may soon have new tool to closely track severity, potential spread of metastatic melanoma

Physicians may soon have new tool to closely track severity, potential spread of metastatic melanoma

Physicians treating patients with metastatic melanoma — one of the most aggressive forms of skin cancer — may soon have a superior tool in their efforts to closely track the disease. [More]
MD Anderson signs collaborative research and development agreement with Enumeral

MD Anderson signs collaborative research and development agreement with Enumeral

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced that it has entered into a collaborative research and development agreement with Enumeral Biomedical Holdings Inc. [More]
European clinicians to discuss broadcasts of latest research presented at 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

European clinicians to discuss broadcasts of latest research presented at 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

Today, Janssen-Cilag International NV announced that for the first time, European clinicians in six countries will meet to view and discuss broadcasts of the latest scientific research presented at the 2016 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, co-sponsored by ASCO®. [More]
CTCA at Western announces launch of Phase II NivoPlus clinical trial

CTCA at Western announces launch of Phase II NivoPlus clinical trial

Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center in Goodyear, Arizona, has announced the launch of Phase II of the NivoPlus clinical trial, which combines the immunotherapeutic agent nivolumab with chemotherapy drugs irinotecan and capecitabine. [More]
New project aims to develop CAR-T cell immuno-oncology cellular therapy for solid tumours

New project aims to develop CAR-T cell immuno-oncology cellular therapy for solid tumours

The Cell Therapy Catapult, the UK organisation dedicated to the growth of the UK cell and gene therapy industry by bridging the gap between scientific research and commercialisation, the University of Birmingham and Cancer Research Technology, the commercialisation arm of Cancer Research UK, announces today the launch of a collaboration to develop a new immuno-oncology cellular therapy based on gene modifying T cells to target solid tumours. [More]
Rutgers offers two-year fellowship program to enhance training of cancer surgeons

Rutgers offers two-year fellowship program to enhance training of cancer surgeons

Aiming to enhance the training of cancer surgeons, a two-year fellowship program is now being offered by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The Fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology offers board-eligible surgeons an opportunity to subspecialize in the intricacies of cancer care both in the clinical and research arenas. [More]
Statins could be effective against metastatic small cell lung cancer

Statins could be effective against metastatic small cell lung cancer

In a recent study, researchers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center (Western), in collaboration with international colleagues, found that statins could be an effective therapeutic against metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC). [More]
SillaJen reports initiation of multinational randomized Phase 3 study of Pexa-Vec in HCC patients

SillaJen reports initiation of multinational randomized Phase 3 study of Pexa-Vec in HCC patients

SillaJen, Inc., a private, clinical-stage, biotherapeutics company focused on the development of oncolytic immunotherapy products for cancer, has announced the initiation of a multinational randomized Phase 3 open-label study of its lead product candidate, Pexa-Vec (formerly JX-594), in patients with advanced liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). [More]
HealthWell Foundation opens new fund to provide financial assistance to Medicare patients suffering from RCC

HealthWell Foundation opens new fund to provide financial assistance to Medicare patients suffering from RCC

The HealthWell Foundation, an independent non-profit that provides a financial lifeline for inadequately insured Americans, today announced it has opened a new fund to provide financial assistance to Medicare patients suffering from renal cell carcinoma (RCC). [More]
Northwest Biotherapeutics closes registered direct placement of $12.6M

Northwest Biotherapeutics closes registered direct placement of $12.6M

Northwest Biotherapeutics, a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, today announced the closing of its previously-announced registered direct placement with healthcare focused institutional investors, for gross proceeds of $12.6 million on the terms previously announced. [More]
IASLC lauds FDA approval of alectinib for lung cancer treatment

IASLC lauds FDA approval of alectinib for lung cancer treatment

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is once again gratified to see the approval of a new second-generation lung cancer treatment that can help many patients in their battle against the disease. [More]
Study shows more patients with advanced NSCLC may benefit from pembrolizumab

Study shows more patients with advanced NSCLC may benefit from pembrolizumab

More patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) could benefit from pembrolizumab, says Professor Roy Herbst, Chief of Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, presenting promising results from the pivotal phase 2/3 KEYNOTE-010 trial at the first ESMO Asia Congress in Singapore), in conjunction with a publication in The Lancet. [More]
MD Anderson study reveals MDSCs as likely target for developing prostate cancer treatments

MD Anderson study reveals MDSCs as likely target for developing prostate cancer treatments

Immune suppressor cells called MDSCs (myeloid-derived suppressor cells) may be important in developing treatments for advanced prostate cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [More]
Immunotherapy more effective than chemotherapy in treating patients with advanced lung cancer

Immunotherapy more effective than chemotherapy in treating patients with advanced lung cancer

A new study has found immunotherapy to be more effective than chemotherapy in treating most previously treated patients with advanced lung cancer, and demonstrated effectiveness in a wider population of people than previously known to benefit from the therapy. [More]
UCL Cancer Institute win $200,000 CytoFLEX Flow Cytometer from Beckman Coulter

UCL Cancer Institute win $200,000 CytoFLEX Flow Cytometer from Beckman Coulter

An internationally renowned gene therapy research team has won a $200,000 CytoFLEX Flow Cytometer from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences. The contest was designed to explore innovative research solutions involving flow cytometry. [More]
Novel strategies on the way for difficult-to-treat head and neck cancer

Novel strategies on the way for difficult-to-treat head and neck cancer

Novel strategies are on the way for difficult-to-treat and advanced head and neck cancer, the most heterogeneous group of malignancies which are generally associated with poor survival, and encouraging results have been presented at the first ESMO Asia 2015 Congress in Singapore. [More]
Array BioPharma reports top-line results from binimetinib Phase 3 trial in patients with NRAS-mutant melanoma

Array BioPharma reports top-line results from binimetinib Phase 3 trial in patients with NRAS-mutant melanoma

Array BioPharma today reported top-line results from the ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial of binimetinib in patients with advanced NRAS-mutant melanoma, known as the NEMO trial. The study met its primary endpoint of improving progression-free survival (PFS) compared with dacarbazine treatment. [More]
CytoSorbents partners with Hoang Long Pharma to bring CytoSorb to Vietnam

CytoSorbents partners with Hoang Long Pharma to bring CytoSorb to Vietnam

CytoSorbents Corporation, a leader in critical care immunotherapy commercializing its CytoSorb extracorporeal cytokine adsorber to control deadly inflammation using blood purification, today announced an exclusive multi-year distribution agreement with Hoang Long Pharma, a medical distributor in Vietnam specializing in the distribution of innovative pharmaceuticals, biologics, and devices to treat patients suffering from critical illnesses, immunologic disorders and deficiencies, and infections. [More]
Viralytics announces completion of $28 million placement

Viralytics announces completion of $28 million placement

Viralytics Limited announces that it has completed a placement of 46,118,270 shares to international and domestic sophisticated or professional investors at an issue price of $0.615 per share to raise $28,362,736. [More]
ImmunoCellular partners with CBTC for ICT-107 phase 3 registrational trial in patients with glioblastoma

ImmunoCellular partners with CBTC for ICT-107 phase 3 registrational trial in patients with glioblastoma

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. today announced the establishment of an agreement with a major Canadian cancer cooperative group, The Canadian Brain Tumour Consortium, for the phase 3 registrational trial of its cancer immunotherapy ICT-107 in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. [More]
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