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Immunotherapy for Cancer: What it Is, How it Works, and Where it’s Going News

Immunotherapy for Cancer: What it Is, How it Works, and Where it’s Going

Immunotherapy refers to treatments that use the body’s immune system to combat diseases. Immuno-oncology focuses on efforts to use the immune system as a weapon against cancer. The immune system is a collection of organs, tissues, specialized ...

Immunotherapy Post-Surgery Improves Overall Survival For Kidney Cancer News

Immunotherapy Post-Surgery Improves Overall Survival For Kidney Cancer

For the first time in fifty years, results from a phase 3 randomized, placebo-controlled trial have shown an overall survival benefit from an adjuvant therapy in patients with kidney cancer. Treatment with pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy ...

Melanoma Vaccine: Progress and Possibility News

Melanoma Vaccine: Progress and Possibility

A melanoma therapeutic vaccine is a type of personalized cancer vaccine that is intended to train the immune system to fight cancer cells in a way that lasts many years. These novel vaccines are personally tailored to recognize the mutations ...

Improving Cancer Care for Everyone News

Improving Cancer Care for Everyone

How Dana-Farber is spearheading new strategies to correct historical trends and disparities in cancer care and prevention

Exploring How CAR T-Cell Therapy May Help More Patients News

Exploring How CAR T-Cell Therapy May Help More Patients

CAR T-cell therapy burst onto the scene as a revolutionary treatment for cancer patients in 2015, when it was introduced in clinical trials primarily for patients with lymphoma and leukemia. Since then, it has transformed the course of ...

Psilocybin Eases Depression in Patients with Cancer, Study Finds News

Psilocybin Eases Depression in Patients with Cancer, Study Finds

For patients with cancer who are suffering from major depression, treatment with psilocybin plus individual and group psychological support can significantly relieve depressive symptoms, a clinical trial has found. In a companion study ...