Oncology & Cancer

Molecular chatter makes for a 'hot tumor'

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has deciphered a complex molecular conversation between cancer and immune cells that is key to orchestrating the successful invasion of tumors by T cells that kill cancer cells.

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists narrow in on cells that drive immune response to cancer

Immunotherapy, using the body's own immune system to target and destroy cancer cells, is one of the most promising frontiers in cancer research, but many patients do not respond to the therapies for reasons not fully understood.

Oncology & Cancer

Why some brain tumors respond to immunotherapy

Columbia researchers have learned why some glioblastomas—the most common type of brain cancer—respond to immunotherapy. The findings could help identify patients who are most likely to benefit from treatment with immunotherapy ...

Oncology & Cancer

Neoadjuvant PD-1 blockade seems effective in glioblastoma

(HealthDay)—Neoadjuvant administration of programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) blockade seems to enhance local and systemic antitumor immune response in glioblastoma, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in Nature ...

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