Implantable immunotherapy "factory" fights cancer faster, more effectively

Posted in Medicine on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a marshmallow-like implant that can train a patient’s immune system to fight off cancer.

Israeli researchers find a new, natural weapon for fighting cancer

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Natural antibodies found in tumours could point the way toward improved immunotherapy, according to a new Weizmann Institute study, a potential cancer breakthrough.

Immunotherapy approved for some people with advanced melanoma in England

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jan, 2022
by Alex Muller

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the use of the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for some adults in England with a type of advanced melanoma skin cancer.

Book summary and review of "The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer"

Posted in Reviews, Science on 20th Sep, 2021
by Alex Muller

A brief Outline and Book review: We are now at the beginning of what looks to be a transformative and transitional era in cancer care, with the advent of a fifth method that could someday replace all the others: cancer immunotherapy.

Adapting Immunotherapy solutions to fight fungal infections

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

Progress in cancer immunotherapy is showing a lot of promise in other areas of medicine.