Posts Tagged ‘immunotherapy’

Studying gene expression can help determine immunotherapy outcomes, study finds

10 Nov 2017 by under Research/Treatment

upper body 944557 960 720 100x100 Studying gene expression can help determine immunotherapy outcomes, study finds aims to boost the body’s ability to recognize and fight cancer cells via the immune system, and researchers have honed in on as a way to fight malignant pleural mesothelioma, which does not typically respond well to traditional treatment methods.

A new study conducted by Italian researchers suggests gene expression analysis is the way to determine which patients will best respond to immunotherapy, according to Surviving Mesothelioma. They claim studying gene expression in the mesothelioma tumors or the immune system cells that infiltrate the tumors can help identify those who would most benefit. (more…)


Immune cells can help predict patient outcomes

29 Aug 2017 by under Research/Treatment

Red White Blood cells 100x100 Immune cells can help predict patient outcomesIt’s no secret that our immune systems are our defenders — but they also make good predictors, too. According to new research, the levels of different types of immune cells in the body can help predict patient outcomes. (more…)


Altered viruses may hold key to boosting mesothelioma patient outcomes

15 Jun 2017 by under Research/Treatment

587px Researcher looks through microscope 1 100x100 Altered viruses may hold key to boosting mesothelioma patient outcomesViruses are most commonly associated with illness — the 24-hour stomach bug or a cold. However, a pair of biologists from say evidence exists that altered viruses can not only kill cells directly, but can be used to make immunotherapy treatments for the deadly disease more effective. (more…)


Napster founder Sean Parker announces $250M contribution to immunotherapy cancer research

13 Apr 2016 by under Research/Treatment

research test tubes 100x100 Napster founder Sean Parker announces $250M contribution to immunotherapy cancer researchCancer has gained momentum in the fight against cancer as tech billionaire announces plans to give $250 million to six cancer centers across the U.S. (more…)


Vaccine uses new approach to immunotherapy for vaccine to treat mesothelioma, ovarian cancer

28 Mar 2014 by under News, Research/Treatment

cancer stem cell 100x100 Vaccine uses new approach to immunotherapy for vaccine to treat mesothelioma, ovarian cancerResearchers have developed a vaccine that takes a novel approach to to treat cancer, in particular and ovarian cancer. The new vaccine should be easier for patients with advanced cancers to tolerate, and less expensive to administer than traditional immunotherapy vaccines. (more…)