Oncology & Cancer

Study pinpoints what causes relapse after cancer immunotherapy

Harnessing the body's immune system to fight off cancer, a tactic known as immunotherapy, has tremendously improved outcomes for patients. But a lingering problem with immunotherapy, as with many other cancer treatments, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancers 'change spots' to avoid immunotherapy

Cancers can make themselves harder for new immunotherapies to see by 'changing their spots' - and switching off a key molecule on the surface of cells that is otherwise recognised by treatment.

Oncology & Cancer

Is your melanoma hot enough for immunotherapy?

Melanomas tend to be "hot" or "cold—if they're hot, immunotherapy lights melanoma tumors like beacons for elimination by the immune system; but 40-50 percent of melanomas are cold, making them invisible to the immune system, ...

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