Next-generation immunotherapy offers new hope for beating brain cancer

High-grade glioma is the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Despite improvements in surgical procedures, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, this type of brain tumour is still notoriously hard to treat: less than 10% of patients survive beyond five years. Researchers from KU Leuven, Belgium, have now shown that next-generation cell-based immunotherapy may offer new hope in … Continue reading Next-generation immunotherapy offers new hope for beating brain cancer

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Harnessing the power of light to fight cancer

By controlling the actions of immune cells, they could be 'instructed' to kill cancerous tumor cells.¬†Immunotherapy is one of the hottest emerging areas of cancer research. After all, using the body's own cells to fight cancer can be more effective and less invasive than flooding the entire system with toxic chemicals. Yubin Zhou, Ph.D., assistant … Continue reading Harnessing the power of light to fight cancer

Breaking down cancer’s defense mechanisms

A possible new method for treating pancreatic cancer which enables the body's immune system to attack and kill cancer cells has been developed by researchers. The method uses a drug which breaks down the protective barrier surrounding pancreatic cancer tumours, enabling cancer-attacking T cells to get through. The drug is used in combination with an … Continue reading Breaking down cancer’s defense mechanisms