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2013-07-11 16:28:34

Cancer vaccines prime the immune system to attack cancer cells, decreasing tumor progression. IL-12p70, a molecule produced by certain types of immune cells, has been shown to reduce tumor progression, but delivering it as part of a cancer vaccine has been limited because of its toxicity in high doses. In the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Beatriz Carreno and colleagues at Washington University report the results of a clinical trial that tested a vaccine to treat...

2013-07-11 14:44:48

Researchers in the Antibody and Vaccine Group have developed two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) called anti-4-1BB and anti-CD40 and investigated a third called anti-CTLA-4. Each of these antibodies binds to a different target molecule in the immune system, potentially heightening the body's own immune response to cancer. Published in the July edition of Clinical Cancer Research, the study has shown that the antibodies boost the immune system to fight neuroblastoma -- a form of childhood...

2013-06-28 23:04:20

Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have begun a phase I clinical research study to assess the safety and efficacy of a novel immunotherapy vaccine as treatment for melanoma. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 A new clinical research study at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) will assess the safety and efficacy of a novel immunotherapy approach to treating advanced melanoma. Developed at RPCI by Roswell Park researchers, the investigational vaccine shows promise for treating...

2013-06-14 23:01:56

Published in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, review offers recommendations for manufacturing, pre-clinical studies, and clinical trial designs of cancer immunotherapies Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 A picture of what the FDA is looking for in cancer immunotherapy product development appears in an extensive review article published in the inaugural issue of the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer. This review outlines a series of recommendations from the FDA, including cited...


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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'