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Latest Cancer immunology Stories

2013-12-16 18:10:41

Cancer cells fused with macrophages exhibit enhanced adhesive strength, formed tumors more rapidly than unfused cancer cells and flourished under conditions that dramatically inhibited growth of unfused cancer cells Cancer cells that spontaneously fuse with macrophages, the immune system's healthy scavenger cells, play a key role in the metastasis, or spread of the cancer to other areas of the body, according to research to be presented Sunday, Dec. 15, at the American Society for Cell...

2013-11-04 04:21:58

BREDA, The Netherlands and GHENT, Belgium, November 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- arGEN-X today announced the signing of a research and license agreement with de Duve Institute/UCL (Belgium). Under the terms of the agreement, the parties will closely collaborate to use arGEN-X' SIMPLE Antibody(TM) technology in validating the biology of a novel cancer immunomodulation target and creating functional leads with therapeutic potential. arGEN-X has an option to develop and commercialize...

2013-08-27 12:28:22

Philanthropic money supporting cancer immunotherapy research around the world NEW YORK, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a New York-based nonprofit organization committed to developing immune system-based cancer treatments, awarded more than $14.6 million in grants and fellowships in the 2013 fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. That funding supports pioneering clinical and laboratory research on cancer immunotherapy. Cancer immunotherapy is a new class of...

2013-06-13 12:24:48

New Campaign Raises Awareness of the Importance of the Immune System in Cancer Prevention and Treatment LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) have teamed up to develop a new print public service announcement featuring NCIS star Mark Harmon. The PSA, entitled "I Am My Own Secret Weapon," is designed to increase awareness about cancer immunotherapy, which mobilizes our immune systems to...

2013-05-08 08:31:32

Amplification of RCC RNA Evaluated Using Newly Developed Techniques DURHAM, N.C., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Argos Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of fully personalized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases using its Arcelis(TM) technology platform, today announced the publication of key findings on its proprietary RNA amplification process. The study confirms the Company's improved RNA...

2013-01-20 23:01:47

Dr. Weiran Tang is the newly named Director of the Tumor Immunology Laboratory at Puhua International Hospitals-Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China. Beijing, China (PRWEB) (PRWEB) January 20, 2013 Puhua International Hospitals (PIH)-Temple of Heaven (http://www.puhuachina.com) has been a leading international hospital in Beijing, China, for the past 20 years. During that time PIH has maintained a dominant presence in Beijing, China in neurology, neurosurgery and related areas of medicine and...

2012-12-19 11:28:22

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that tumor cells use stress signals to subvert responding immune cells, exploiting them to actually boost conditions beneficial to cancer growth. The findings are published in the December 18 online issue of the journal PLOS ONE. Lead author Navin R. Mahadevan, a graduate student in the Laboratory of Immunology at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, and colleagues found that tumor cells manipulate a...

2012-09-24 12:36:15

Why do many heavy smokers evade lung cancer while others who have never lit up die of the disease? The question has vexed scientists for decades. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests a key immune cell may play a role in lung cancer susceptibility. Working in mice, they found evidence that the genetic diversity in natural killer cells, which typically seek out and destroy tumor cells, contributes to whether or not the animals develop lung...

2012-07-26 10:26:13

MAINZ, Germany and NEW YORK, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing transparency and quality of immune response measurements The Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT) Immunoguiding Program (CIP) and the Cancer Immunotherapy Consortium (CIC) of the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) today announced the publication of a letter in Immunity discussing the results of an unique vetting process that involved multiple international groups and individuals and has...

2012-05-02 20:54:25

UCSF Visualization Shows Why Immune System Fails to Kill Tumors in Mice A pioneering approach to imaging breast cancer in mice has revealed new clues about why the human immune system often fails to attack tumors and keep cancer in check. This observation, by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), may help to reveal new approaches to cancer immunotherapy. Published in the journal Cancer Cell last month, the work shows that the body's natural defenses trip over...