Leading cancer doctors are convinced that immunotherapy has now surpassed chemotherapy. Most evidence comes from malignant melanomas, and this is also where most success has been seen. The dangers of immunotherapy are also being tested.
An FDA advisory panel has unanimously approved a leukemia treatment that could become the first gene therapy approved in the US. The panel hailed the drug as a "major advance" in the battle against childhood cancer.
Dr. Ulrich Keilholz explains which modern drugs are used to treat cancer today. Immunotherapy provides new hope of targeting and destroying cancer cells in the future.
The German Cancer Congress, which started in Berlin on Wednesday, is pushing for a future of personalized medicine. Cancer patients will get more and more custom-made medicines and therapies.
As the world's top HIV experts head to Paris for an International AIDS Society meeting, word is we're still playing catch-up with the virus. And if resistance to antiretroviral drugs grows, things will only get worse.
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