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Gut Microbiome Linked To The Immune System’s Ability To Fight Cancer

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 […]

Newly Found Mechanism Activates The Immune System Against Cancer

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 […]

New Drug Combination Could Be More Effective Against Melanoma

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 […]

Combined Analysis Identifies Targetable Neo-antigens In Melanoma

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 […]