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Article ID: 695042

U-M Rogel Cancer Center First in Michigan to Offer All FDA Approved Car T-Cell Therapies

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

With the recently announced FDA approval of Kymriah to treat adults with lymphoma, the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center is the first center in Michigan to offer all currently available CAR T-cell therapies.

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23-May-2018 3:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694978

Penn Researchers Identify Cellular Source of Molecule Implicated in Nasal Polyps, Asthma Attacks

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new discovery about how the immune system responds to common sinus infections and asthma could explain why patients develop these issues in the first place and ultimately may lead to improved targeted therapies.

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23-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694975

New Paper Highlights Role of Immune-Stimulating Cells that Shrink Breast Cancer Tumors

BriaCell Therapeutics Corp

Targeted cancer immunotherapy with irradiated, granulocyte–macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)-secreting, allogeneic cancer cell lines has been an effective approach to reduce tumor burden in several patients. A new paper in the Frontiers in Immunology highlights GM-CSF ability to shrink breast cancer tumors.

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23-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694633

A Hidden World of Communication, Chemical Warfare, Beneath the Soil

University of Wisconsin-Madison

New research shows how some harmful microbes in the soil have to contend not just with a farmer’s chemical attacks, but also with their microscopic neighbors — and themselves turn to chemical warfare to ward off threats.

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15-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694865

Immune Cells Hold Promise in Slowing Down ALS

Houston Methodist

Recent research from Houston Methodist Hospital showed that a new immunotherapy was safe for patients with ALS and also revealed surprising results that could bring hope to patients who have this relentlessly progressive and fatal disease.

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21-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694854

Nutrition 2018 Preview: Hot Topics in Research and Practice

American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Journalists and bloggers are invited to join top scientists and practitioners as they discuss the latest nutrition research findings during Nutrition 2018, the inaugural flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting will be held June 9-12, 2018 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

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21-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694783

Bladder Cancer Model Could Pave the Way for Better Drug Efficacy Studies

University of North Carolina Health Care System

In the journal Cancer Research, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report they have developed a model of luminal bladder cancer, one of the two subtypes of advanced bladder cancer. The researchers said this model may help them to determine which patients may respond to checkpoint inhibitors.

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17-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694722

Social Connections May Prevent HIV Infection Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

FINDINGS UCLA-led research suggests that receiving support from friends and acquaintances can help prevent black men who have sex with men from becoming infected with HIV. BACKGROUND Black men who have sex with men have disproportionately high rates of HIV infection. While social connections are known to influence the behaviors that influence people’s risk for HIV, little is known about whether they affect the risk for becoming infected with HIV.

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16-May-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694677

Cancer Research Institute Celebrates Sixth Annual Cancer Immunotherapy Month™ in June

Cancer Research Institute

Month-long awareness and education campaign in June highlighting breakthroughs in cancer treatment with immunotherapy and the urgent need for more research funding

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16-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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