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Light-triggered nanoparticles show promise against metastatic cancer

A new anti-cancer strategy wields light as a precision weapon. Unlike traditional light therapy — which is limited to the skin and areas accessible with an endoscope — this technique can target and attack cancer cells that have spread deep inside the body, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

January 26th, 2018|Categories: Around The State, Cancer, Disease Specific|Tags: , , |

FDA Approves First Gene Therapy for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta) to treat adult patients with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not responded to or who have relapsed after at least two other kinds of treatment. Kite Pharma’s Yescarta, a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, is the second gene therapy

October 28th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Disease Specific|Tags: , , |