As early as the 1800s, physicians noted a curious finding: Some cancer patients who happened to get bacterial infections seemed to also have decreased growth in tumors. While these bacterial …Read More
A study published recently in the AACR’s journal Cancer Immunology Research describes an important update to the CAR T-cell technology, in which researchers have devised a mechanism to turn the …Read More
It looks like a toppled ice cream sundae, with maraschino cherries rolling away from a melting scoop of vanilla.
The reality isn’t even close. The scoop of white is an oral …
Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had approved the use of the immunotherapeutic pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for treating certain patients with head and neck …Read More
It’s a familiar tale: Regulatory agencies approve a new cancer treatment, but it comes with an astronomically high price. Is the treatment worth it?
In an article in its summer 2016 …
Immunotherapy is revolutionizing the treatment of cancer. As discussed in an earlier post on this blog, immunotherapeutics that work by taking the brakes off immune cells called T cells have …Read More
Michael Caligiuri, MD, director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and CEO of Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital (OSUCCC – James) and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, is …Read More
Medical journalist Andrew Schorr, a two-time cancer survivor, created Patient Power in 2005 as an online portal for information on cancer. He put his interviewing skills to work recently when …Read More
Sarcomas are malignancies of the connective tissues of the body, comprising a diverse collection of different cancers that arise in cartilage, muscle, blood vessels, fat, bone, and other supportive tissues. …Read More
Liquid biopsies, noninvasive tests performed on biofluids to detect genetic alterations in tumors, are a recent revolution in the oncology field. When successfully integrated into clinics, liquid biopsies have the …Read More
Clinical trials are an essential part of cancer research. They ensure that scientific discoveries are translated into advances in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment as quickly and safely as …Read More