Tag Archives: Immunotherapy

Precision drugs could unmask cancers to immune system and boost effects of immunotherapy

Precision cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors have a previously unknown ability to boost the immune system, and could help many more patients benefit from immunotherapy, a new study reveals. Scientists found that PARP inhibitors sparked a powerful immune response when used against cancer cells with weaknesses in repairing their DNA. The study changes our understanding… Read More »

GE Healthcare, VUMC join on cancer immunotherapy research

GE Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will collaborate on enabling safer and more precise treatment of cancer immunotherapies. Under the during the five-year program, the organizations will analyze the immunotherapy treatment response of thousands of VUMC cancer patients by using anonymized demographic, genomic, tumor, cellular, proteomic and imaging data. Cancer immunotherapy is a treatment… Read More »

2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 2 Cancer Immunotherapy Researchers

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Monday to James P. Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan for their work on unleashing the body’s immune system to attack cancer, a breakthrough that has led to an entirely new class of drugs and brought lasting remissions to many patients… Read More »