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The Vital Role of Emerging Gene Transfer Methods in T-cell Cancer Therapy

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with new cases expected to rise by 70 percent over the next two decades, making the search for an effective treatment more important now than ever before. Great strides have been made in recent years in the form of cancer immunotherapies. Inspired by discoveries about

September 1st, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Disease Specific|Tags: , , |

NCI study identifies essential genes for cancer immunotherapy

A new study identifies genes that are necessary in cancer cells for immunotherapy to work, addressing the problem of why some tumors don’t respond to immunotherapy or respond initially but then stop as tumor cells develop resistance to immunotherapy. The study, from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), was led by Nicholas Restifo, M.D., a senior

August 9th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Disease Specific|Tags: , , |