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Engineered T Cells May Be Harnessed to Kill Solid Tumor Cells

October 3, 2019

There is now a multitude of therapies to treat cancer, from chemotherapy and radiation to immunotherapy and small…
Researchers move closer to ‘magic’ cancer treatment

September 30, 2019

Imagine cancer treatment without chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. Just a small aspirin-like pill. Sound like magic? That’s because…
Yale researchers use immune system to attack glioblastoma

September 25, 2019

The Yale laboratory of Sidi Chen, assistant professor of genetics in the Systems Biology Institute and Yale Cancer…
‘Tiny fat bubbles’ can boost immunity, calm disease

September 16, 2019

People living with inflammatory autoimmune disease could benefit from an ‘immune system reboot’, and researchers have isolated specific…
Few people with peanut allergy tolerate peanut after stopping oral immunotherapy

September 16, 2019

Allergy to peanut, which is often severe, is one of the most common food allergies in the United…
CAR T-Cell Therapy May Be Harnessed to Treat Heart Disease

September 12, 2019

CAR T-cell therapy, a rapidly emerging form of immunotherapy using patients’ own cells to treat certain types of…
Protein Mapping Pinpoints Why Most Metastatic Melanoma Patients Do Not Respond to Immunotherapy

September 10, 2019

Tel Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center researchers say they have discovered why more than half of patients with…
Stanford researchers probe the link between gut microbiota and cancer immunotherapy

August 29, 2019

Cancer immunotherapies have given patients with particularly intractable cancers new hope, but not everyone benefits. One such immunotherapy,…
Genome screen uncovers new targets for cancer immunotherapy

August 26, 2019

Immunotherapy has revolutionized the treatment of cancer in the last decade, yet many tumors do not respond to…
Balance of “Stop” and “Go” Signaling Could Be Key to Cancer Immunotherapy Response

August 16, 2019

A crucial signaling pathway that can tell the immune system to fight off cancer can also be co-opted…
Novel Immunotherapy May Prevent Brain Metastases

August 7, 2019

Brain metastases are the final, lethal consequence of many aggressive cancers, and researchers are racing to discover ways…
The Michelson Prizes

August 5, 2019

The Michelson Prizes are annual awards of $150,000 that support young investigators under the age of 35 who…
Can a combination immune therapy reduce genital herpes outbreaks?

August 5, 2019

Yale investigators have shown that the combination of a vaccine and a medicated cream is a promising strategy…
Clinical trial to evaluate experimental treatment in people allergic to multiple foods

August 5, 2019

Though food allergy affects more than 4.8 million children in the United States, no approved preventative treatments currently…
Liver Damage More Common Due to Malignant Tumors than Cancer Immunotherapy Drug

August 5, 2019

Immunotherapy as a treatment for advanced solid organ tumors has rapidly evolved over the past decade, often yielding…
A New Cancer Drug, Thanks to a New Approach

July 24, 2019

The newest cancer treatment on the market owes something to one of the earliest advocates for modern science.…
Unmasking mutant cancer cells

July 18, 2019

As cancer cells progress, they accumulate hundreds and even thousands of genetic and epigenetic changes, resulting in protein…
Researchers identify cancer-killing capability of lesser known immune cells

July 11, 2019

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have identified, for the first time in oesophageal cancer, the cancer killing capability…
Immune-boosting compound makes immunotherapy effective against pancreatic cancer

July 8, 2019

Pancreatic cancer is especially challenging to treat – only eight percent of patients are still alive five years…
Does Anesthesia, Invasive Surgery Increase Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Risk?

July 2, 2019

A recent Multiple Sclerosis Journal study that included data from 281 patients and 609 surgeries suggests post-operative MS relapse risk does…
Genetic imbalance in immune system linked to biliary tract cancer

June 26, 2019

Patients with biliary tract cancer have altered genetic architecture in some immune system receptor systems. This has been…
New Therapy Targets Gut Bacteria to Prevent and Reverse Food Allergies

June 25, 2019

Study finds altered gut microbiota in infants with food allergy; oral therapy to replenish bacteria prevented food allergy…
How to Reinvigorate Exhausted Immune Cells and Stop Cancer Along the Way

June 19, 2019

The human immune system relies on a delicate balance of finely tuned cell types that keep germs and…
Immunotherapy Drug Shows Potential to Cure Advanced Lung Cancer

June 13, 2019

In a new study including Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital researchers, the cancer immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab…
Drug delays type 1 diabetes in people at high risk

June 11, 2019

A treatment affecting the immune system effectively slowed the progression to clinical type 1 diabetes in high risk individuals, according…
Immunotherapy Delays Type 1 Diabetes Onset in People at High Risk

June 10, 2019

‘The science told us this should work, and so we kept at it,’ says key scientist after 33-year…
After 2 Years, Immunotherapy Shows Doubled Median Survival Time for Advanced Lung Cancer Patients

June 3, 2019

A large, randomized immunotherapy clinical trial continues to show improved overall survival and progression-free survival in advanced lung…
Researchers Find New Target to Improve Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

May 3, 2019

New findings suggest an unexpected path to killing cancer cells could make the hottest cancer treatment — immunotherapy…
Study pinpoints what causes relapse after cancer immunotherapy

April 26, 2019

Harnessing the body’s immune system to fight off cancer, a tactic known as immunotherapy, has tremendously improved outcomes…
USC-led advance in groundbreaking cancer treatment eliminates severe side effects

April 24, 2019

An advance in the groundbreaking cancer treatment known as CAR T-cell therapy appears to eliminate its severe side…
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