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Presidents, Rock Stars and Companion Diagnostics: 2016 Review of Immunotherapy

President Jimmy Carter announced this spring that he no longer needed treatments for the metastatic melanoma found in his brain–after treatment with pembrolizumab (Keytruda, Merck), his physicians could no longer detect the cancer. In 2016, high-profile success stories, the inclusion...

/ January 7, 2017
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The Cancer Immunogram: A Picture of Personalized Medicine

What do we already know about tumor-immune system interactions, and how can this information be used to help guide us toward the best therapeutic choice? That is exactly the question that a group of researchers from the Netherlands Cancer Institute,...

/ December 27, 2016
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The IO Revolution, Part 1 of 4: Opportunities and Challenges

Immuno-oncology (IO) focuses on harnessing the tremendous power of the human immune system to detect and destroy cancer cells.

/ November 21, 2016