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2011-11-08 21:17:52

At first it sounds like good news: The body's own immune system gets active in almost every cancer — however, not necessarily for the benefit of the patient. "We distinguish between two different types of immune response," says Professor Dr. Viktor Umansky, immunologist at DKFZ and University Medical Center Mannheim. "On the one hand, cells of the immune system specifically attack tumor cells. On the other, however, almost every tumor causes in its microenvironment a chronic...

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....

2011-05-04 00:00:03

Advaxis Incorporated, a development stage biotechnology company, is poised for a major advancement if their Phase II cervical cancer vaccine data reflects the same optimistic survival data from prior Phase I data. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 Advaxis Incorporated, a development stage biotechnology company, is poised for a major advancement if their Phase II cervical cancer vaccine data reflects the same optimistic survival data from prior Phase I data. Advaxis initiated two Phase II...

2011-04-28 00:15:44

Like brainy bookworms unprepared for the rough and tumble of post-graduation life, white blood cells trained by scientists to attack tumors tend to fade away quickly when injected into cancer patients. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists, however, have developed a technique that can cause such cells to survive in patients' bloodstreams for well over a year, in some cases, without the need of other, highly toxic treatments, a new study shows. In a paper published in the Apr. 27 issue of...

2011-04-04 12:00:00

Abstract # 2693 ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented data at the American Association for Cancer Research's 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 showing that when tumor cryoablation - or the freezing of tumor tissue while preserving tumor-associated antigens - is coupled with immune system modulation, the procedures have the potential to initiate or amplify tumor immunity. (Logo:...

2011-03-07 21:28:26

The immune system is capable of recognizing tumor growth, and naturally mounts an anti-cancer defense. Dendritic cells (DCs) can take up tumor-derived molecules (antigens) and present them to T cells, and those "primed" T cells are then able to recognize and kill tumor cells. In recent years, researchers have attempted to capitalize upon these natural immune responses to develop new therapies- namely, by generating a pool of tumor antigen-pulsed DCs that might be used as vaccines to augment...


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