Cancer researchers in Heidelberg are testing a promising treatment approach, using gene therapy to activate a patient’s immune system. After initial positive results, they’re now investigating whether the therapy can help leukemia patients.
The Nobel Committee has awarded the 2018 Nobel prize in medicine to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their research into how the immune system can combat cancer.
The 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine recognized James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for discoveries in immune regulation and cancer therapy. So what good is that?
Elephants die of cancer much less often than humans of the same age. The reason for this is that they have revived a special, usually sleeping, pseudogene that kills off damaged cells.
US regulators have approved a breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells to fight childhood leukemia. Experts say it may open the way to treating other cancers with a similar procedure.
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