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John Dilday was diagnosed with terminal, stage 4 cancer after a fluid-filled sac on his neck grew into hard, 10cm lump. His doctors suggested he begin aggressive rounds of radiation and chemotherapy to save his life, but John wasn't...
Researchers at Johns Hopkins are developing a new method called ImmunoMap, a digital map that compares different types of T-cell receptors, the “antennas” found on the surface of T-cells that identify foreign substances in the body to trigger an...
A study published in the Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer showed that a new colorectal cancer vaccine could help patients to fight their disease. The drug has passed a phase one trial which sought mostly to evaluate...
Over the past few years, research has shown that many cancers respond remarkably well to integrative therapies, or a combination of conventional and alternative treatments. More than 75% of American cancer patients are now seeking out these...
A recent study published in Nature Medicine reported that researchers are working hard to find new ways to predict immunotherapy outcomes in cancer patients. Checkpoint inhibitor drugs have been effective at removing malignancies in about 20 to 40 percent of...
Everything is "do it yourself," these days. Creating optimal health is no exception. If you want to be healthy, it's largely up to you to figure out the best ways to get your body where it needs to be.  This...
A recent study published in Nature Medicine showed that a new method of immunotherapy has been effective at destroying lymphoma. The protocol involves injecting a cancer vaccine inside a patient's tumor in order to trigger the immune system to attack the...
The standard treatment for recurrent or metastatic head and neck caners has always been chemotherapy. But that's now changing, after several phase 3 studies showed that immunotherapy is more effective. The current treatment...
The field of immunotherapy is booming. There are more than 2,600 clinical trials currently testing the most effective kind of immunotherapy, but only about 89, or 3%, of those studies are focused on pancreatic cancer. Why is pancreatic cancer...
CAR-T therapy has been successful at treating lethal blood cancers, and new studies show that it may even fight against certain kinds of solid tumors. The treatment is a type of immunotherapy that utilizes a patient's own cells to...
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