Cancer in the Crescent City: The AACR Hosts a Community Event to Talk About Cancer in Louisiana

Many things come to mind at the mention of New Orleans—jazz, Cajun food, po’ boys, and French-inspired houses with ornate wrought-iron railings. But the Crescent City is located in Louisiana, …

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AACR Annual Meeting 2016: Exciting Immunotherapy Advances Confirm Long-term Benefit, Offer Hope for More Cancer Types

Immunotherapy was one of the hottest topics at last year’s AACR Annual Meeting, and this year the trend is continuing. Among the presentations on immune checkpoint inhibitors was a study …

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Vice President Biden Speaks at Launch of Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

This post, originally featured on the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center blog “Cancer Matters,” applauds the launch of the new Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the launch event this week.

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Advances in Immunotherapy: Tackling CAR T-cell Therapy Resistance

In a study published in the AACR’s journal Cancer Discovery in December, a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia identified mechanisms by which some children’s B-cell leukemias develop resistance to CD19 CAR T-cell therapy, an investigational immunotherapy that yields long-lasting remissions in many patients with this disease.

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