Recent News: Cancer Immunotherapy & Vaccines

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In the Lab
Fluorescent image of CAR T cells in mouse liver fibrosis
A New Target for CAR T Cells: Senescence-Related Diseases
From atherosclerosis and diabetes to liver fibrosis and osteoarthritis, senescent cells are at the root of many debilitating diseases. Scientists increasingly have them in the crosshairs.
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Research Uncovers Details about How Gut Microbes Influence the Immune System
Investigators have shown how gut microbes promote the formation of a type of immune cell called regulatory T cells.
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In the Lab
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Drug That Hits CAR T Snooze Button Can Quiet a Cytokine Storm
An FDA-approved drug used to treat leukemia can serve as a temporary off switch for CAR T cells, MSK scientists have found.
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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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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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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.
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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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James Allison
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.
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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of T lymphocyte cells (blue) attached to a red cancer cell.
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.