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2012-03-06 12:07:57

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report this month in Cancer Research a universal approach to personalized cancer therapy based on T cells. It is the first time a system for making an adaptable, engineered T-cell to attack specific tumor types has been proposed, depending on which abnormal proteins, called antigens, are expressed by individual patients´ tumor cells. For now, the system is being refined in experiments using healthy...

2012-01-17 13:27:54

Comparison of adoptive T-cell therapy with drug-based cancer treatment In the treatment of large tumors, how effective is adoptive T cell therapy in comparison to drug-based cancer treatment? To answer this question, Dr. Kathleen Anders and Professor Thomas Blankenstein of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch and researchers of the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, California, USA designed and carried out a...

2011-06-21 07:30:03

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Mayo Clinic investigators cured well-established prostate tumors in mice using a human vaccine with no apparent side effects. This breakthrough cancer treatment encourages the immune system to rid itself of prostate tumors without assistance from toxic chemotherapies and radiation treatments. "We are hopeful that this will overcome some of the major hurdles which we have seen with immunotherapy cancer research," Richard Vile, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic immunologist, Richard M....

2010-08-16 12:35:00

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoSmart(TM) Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a California corporation developing novel biopharmaceuticals, is pleased to report that it has received a Notice of Allowance for a US patent on its proprietary cancer tumor targeting technology. "We have taken an approach to targeting tumors that is different from other companies," said Dr. Henry Smith, CEO of the company. "While most of cancer research has focused on developing antibodies to specific...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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