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Findings could identify aggressive breast cancers that will respond to immunotherapy

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have discovered a promising method to identify aggressive breast cancer tumors that will respond to drugs that unleash the immune system against cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a treatment that combines an immunotherapy drug and chemotherapy for triple negative breast cancer, but […]

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Protein mapping pinpoints why metastatic melanoma patients do not respond to immunotherapy

Tel Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center researchers say they have discovered why more than half of patients with metastatic melanoma do not respond to immunotherapy cancer treatments. Wielding proteomics, an innovative “protein mapping” approach, a team of researchers led by Prof. Tami Geiger, Prof. Gal Markel, and Dr. Michal Harel of TAU’s Sackler School […]

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Adding immunotherapy after initial treatment can benefit metastatic lung cancer patients

Treating metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab after they’ve completed locally ablative therapy—meaning all known sites of their cancer were either treated with surgery, radiation, or other definitive treatments—almost tripled the median progression-free survival (PFS) compared to the historical average. Research from the Abramson Cancer Center at the University […]

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Cancers ‘change spots’ to avoid immunotherapy

Cancers can make themselves harder for new immunotherapies to see by ‘changing their spots’ – and switching off a key molecule on the surface of cells that is otherwise recognised by treatment. Researchers found that they could test samples from patients with bowel cancer to identify which were most likely to respond to immunotherapy by […]

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Allergy: immune therapy daily peanuts to eat

Encouraging results of a multi-year observational study for all who suffer from a peanut Allergy Who eats a immune therapy regularly small amounts of peanuts, can of a long-lasting benefit protection. But this should be done by an allergist. According to a study by the University of North Carolina to benefit people with a peanut […]

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Combination chemotherapy and immunotherapy effective in Phase II leukemia study

A combination of the standard-of-care chemotherapy drug known as azacitidine, with nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor, demonstrated an encouraging response rate and overall survival in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) according to findings from a Phase II study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Results from the trial, […]