Recent News: Cancer Immunotherapy & Vaccines

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In the News

AACR 2019 Research Roundup: Nanosensors for Cancer, New Immunotherapy Targets, a Road Map of Metastasis, and CAR T Fratricide

Read our key takeaways from the second half of the American Association for Cancer Research’s 2019 annual meeting.

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In the News

AACR 2019 Research Roundup: Pancreatic Cancer Immunotherapy, Prostate Cancer Drug Resistance, Insight into Inherited Cancer Mutations

Read up on the latest developments in several important areas of cancer research emerging from the 2019 American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.

AACR 2019 Annual Meeting

Finding

Tumor Mutational Burden Can Help Predict Response to Immunotherapy in Many Different Cancers

Investigators confirmed that people whose tumors have a high tumor mutational burden and were treated with immunotherapy lived longer.

Tumor mutation model

In the Lab

Drugs That Stall — But Don’t Kill — Cancer Cells Are an Untapped Resource, Study Suggests

A drug combination that halts tumor cell division can stir the immune system into taking action.

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In the Lab

MSK Scientists Fine-Tune CAR T Cells to Improve Their Performance

The updated versions can survive longer in the body while still packing a punch against cancer.

Illustration of mechanical arms altering a cell

In the Lab

The Immune System Can Fight Cancer. So Why Doesn’t It?

New research from scientists at the Sloan Kettering Institute helps explain how growing tumors escape our immune defenses.

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Finding

Adding Low-Dose Radiation Could Make CAR T Therapy More Effective, Study Finds

The treatment combination appears to boost chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells’ ability to kill cancer cells in solid tumors.

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In the News

Former MSK Immunologist James Allison Wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dr. Allison is being honored for discovering how to take the brakes off cancer-fighting immune cells.

James Allison

Finding

Discovery of Unusual Cell Type Could Help Guide Immunotherapy

A newly identified group of immunosuppressive cells could provide insight into the effects of immunotherapy drugs.

Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of T lymphocyte cells (blue) attached to a red cancer cell.