A causal link between the gut microbiome and the immune system’s ability to fight cancer has been shown in a worldwide collaborative study. The researchers identified a cocktail of 11 bacterial strains that activated the immune system and slowed the growth of melanoma in mice. The study also points to the role of unfolded protein… Read more

An active plant-based substance that has been known for 30 years could unexpectedly turn into a ray of hope against eye tumors. The coralberry decorates many German living rooms during the winter months. At this time it forms bright red fruits, which make it a popular ornamental plant. The plant, originally from Korea, is surprisingly… Read more

An international team of researchers has revealed a new mechanism to ‘activate’ the immune system against cancer. The mechanism allows immune cells to detect and destroy cancer cells better than before, according to a study led by Prof. Nick Haining, of Harvard Medical School, and co-authored by Prof. Erez Levanon, doctoral student Ilana Buchumansky, of… Read more

A class of cancer drugs called protein kinase inhibitors is one of the most effective treatments for melanoma. However, in many cases, tumors eventually become resistant to the drugs and cause a relapse in the patient. A new study from MIT suggests that combining kinase inhibitors with experimental drugs known as ribonucleases could lead to… Read more

An ultra-personalized immunotherapy approach could help immune cells improve their abilities to recognize melanoma cells and kill them, a study led by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science showed. Today’s immunotherapies involve administering antibodies to unlock the natural immune T cells that recognize and kill cancer cells; or else growing and reactivating these T cells… Read more