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Spotlight – MD Anderson Partners with Pfizer for Cancer Research

Spotlight – MD Anderson Partners with Pfizer for Cancer Research

As the field of immuno-oncology continues to grow, many organizations are launching interesting collaborations to speed discovery and trial periods. Recently, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center announced a strategic partnership with Pfizer to examine new combinations of immunotherapies with other therapies for blood cancers and solid tumors. This collaboration will involve a… Read More…

Spotlight – The Struggle to Find a Cancer Vaccine Continues

Spotlight – The Struggle to Find a Cancer Vaccine Continues

With the exception of the HPV vaccine, which is a preventative rather than a therapeutic vaccine, most attempts at formulating a cancer vaccine have fallen flat. Most of the earliest cancer vaccines focused on bolstering the immune system to protect against cancer growth in the body. Sometimes, these vaccines did invoke a strong immune response,… Read More…

Spotlight: What Are the Side Effects of Cancer Immunotherapies?

Spotlight: What Are the Side Effects of Cancer Immunotherapies?

Immuno-oncology uses the body’s own natural defenses to combat cancer. Researchers are currently looking into several different mechanisms for training the immune system to attack cancer and bolstering its ability to kill cancerous cells. This approach to cancer treatment is a major break from the traditional treatment modalities, such as chemotherapy and radiation, which kill… Read More…