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Study shows how brain tumors make certain immune cells turn traitor

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has for the first time exhaustively analyzed neutrophils that reside in brain tumors, detailing how the immune cells support brain cancer survival and how they’re turned by the tumor microenvironment into enablers of...
27-Sep-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Combination of cancer vaccine and T cell therapy benefits patients with advanced ovarian cancer

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has shown that combining adoptive T cell therapy (ACT) with an innovative, personalized cancer vaccine under development at the Lausanne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research can benefit patients with...
21-Sep-2023 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Disrupting A Core Metabolic Process In T Cells May Improve Their Therapeutic Efficacy

In exploring an aspect of how killer T cells generate the raw materials required for their proliferation, a Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered an unexpected link between the immune cells’ metabolism, regulation of gene expression,...
20-Sep-2023 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Scientists uncover a startling—and exploitable—coordination of gene expression in tumors

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has identified a pair of genes whose expression by a type of immune cell within tumors is predictive of outcomes for cancer patients and is linked to a vast network of gene expression programs, engaged by multiple cell...
3-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tumor Monocyte Content Predicts Immunochemotherapy Outcomes for Esophageal Cancer

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has discovered that the presence of relatively high numbers of immune cells known as monocytes in tumors is linked to better outcomes in esophageal cancer patients treated with a combination of chemotherapy and...
10-Jul-2023 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bringing the Power Of "Multiplex" Imaging to Clinical Pathology

Researchers at the Ludwig Center at Harvard have developed a platform technology for imaging that enables integration of the methods of microscopic analysis long employed in pathology laboratories with the visualization of multiple molecular markers...
22-Jun-2023 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ludwig Lausanne’s Douglas Hanahan Elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society

Ludwig Cancer Research congratulates Douglas Hanahan, Ludwig Distinguished Scholar at the Lausanne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, on his election as Foreign Member of the Royal Society.
10-May-2023 1:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Two Ludwig Cancer Research Studies Reveal Essential Role of Neutrophils in Immunotherapy

Two independent Ludwig Cancer Research studies published in the current issue of the journal Cell show that immune cells known as neutrophils, whose abundance in the microenvironment of tumors has traditionally been associated with poor patient...
30-Mar-2023 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ludwig Cancer Research is an international collaborative network of acclaimed scientists that has pioneered cancer discoveries for more than 40 years. Ludwig combines basic research with the ability to translate its discoveries and conduct clinical trials to accelerate the development of new cancer diagnostics and therapies. Since 1971, Ludwig has invested more than $2.5 billion in life-changing cancer research through the not-for-profit Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and the six U.S.-based Ludwig Centers.



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