“Off-the-shelf” cells are safe and effective to treat viral infections
Articles / immunotherapy

“Off-the-shelf” cells are safe and effective to treat viral infections

A bone marrow transplant can be a life-saving treatment for patients with certain cancers and other serious illnesses that have not responded to conventional chemotherapies. The transplant intends to provide patients with a new immune system; however, it takes about a year until it is fully capable of defending the body against diseases. During this … Continue reading

Targeting two cell surface molecules can mitigate escape of solid glioblastoma tumors
Articles / Cancer / immunotherapy

Targeting two cell surface molecules can mitigate escape of solid glioblastoma tumors

One strategy to fight cancer cells involves ‘training’ the individual’s own immune system to fight the tumor, what is called immunotherapy. One form of immunotherapy involves ‘teaching’ the immune cells to recognize molecules on the cancer cell surface in ways that would lead to tumor destruction or better tumor control. Which cell surface molecules to … Continue reading