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Using temperature to awaken immune response to fight brain cancer

This certainly may apply to many cancers, as unfortunately, most are immunologically "cold," which is why the current FDA approved immunotherapies fail in the majority of cases. There are numerous techniques to turn "cold" tumors to "hot." Among these are injection into a tumor TLR agonist, STING agonist, CD40 agonist, and Oncopore peptides, to name [...]

By | 2019-10-14T13:29:59-04:00 October 14th, 2019|cancer|0 Comments

Antibiotic use before cancer treatment cuts survival time – study

We have discussed this before. It is becoming standard in our patients to not only evaluate the microbiome with Microbiome Dx, but also patients with recent antibiotic use prior to immunotherapy probably will need a fecal microbiota transplant (FMT). Taking antibiotics in the month before starting immunotherapy dramatically reduces a cancer patient’s chances of survival, [...]

By | 2019-10-04T12:19:30-04:00 October 4th, 2019|cancer, immunotherapy|0 Comments

MDSC targeting with Gemtuzumab ozogamicin restores T cell immunity and immunotherapy against cancers

There are numerous reasons for immunotherapy to fail or for cancer in general to be able to fight against your body and survive. One important mechanism is Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSC). These are immune cells that can actually protect cancer. As described in this article, a new method to target these using a drug [...]

By | 2019-09-02T09:07:50-04:00 September 2nd, 2019|immunotherapy|0 Comments

The Immunotherapy Revolution: The Best New Hope For Saving Cancer Patients

Stay tuned for the release of "The Immunotherapy Revolution: The Best New Hope For Saving Cancer Patients' Lives" by the incredible Dr. Jason Williams from the Williams Cancer Institute. This book is a must read for all cancer patients. If you are interested in, or are already getting immunotherapy for cancer, this book is your [...]

By | 2019-08-28T02:02:28-04:00 August 28th, 2019|book|0 Comments

How is Immunotherapy Changing the Outlook for Patients with Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer types among women globally. Globally, there were an estimated 2.1 million new cases of breast cancer and 630,000 deaths due to breast cancer in 2018. In the United States alone, there were an estimated 270,000 cases of breast cancer diagnosed in 2018 along with 41,000 [...]

By | 2019-08-09T11:22:05-04:00 August 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A poor gut microbiome could cause breast cancer to spread

New research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center and recently published in the journal Cancer Research suggests that an unhealthy gut microbiome could result in the spread of breast cancer throughout the body. The research was spearheaded by Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, of UVA's Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology. Dr. Rutkowski used mice [...]

By | 2019-06-12T21:39:07-04:00 June 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Novel protocol improves pancreatic cancer outcomes

Combination of radiation, chemo, and blood-pressure drug losartan extends patient survival. Locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) — a tumor that, while still confined to the pancreas, involves major abdominal blood vessels — is one of the worst forms of an already deadly tumor, as it cannot be removed surgically. Now a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) [...]

By | 2019-06-06T11:47:05-04:00 June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Immunotherapy for Cancer Safe?

Your immune system does more than simply fight colds and flu. Throughout your life, your natural defenses seek out and destroy anything that is not recognized as part of the "self" -- including all kinds of germs and cancer cells -- before they have a chance to cause disease. Your immune system manages to destroy [...]

By | 2019-05-13T01:14:33-04:00 May 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Lock-‘n’-block’ drug may prevent cancer from metastasizing

A new approach to breast cancer may prevent cancer from reappearing years later. "They got all of it" are the reassuring words people hope to hear following cancer surgery, but a growing understanding of the science of how cancer spreads, and metastasizes, is suggesting that not only is this almost never true but—and here is [...]

By | 2019-04-30T04:35:33-04:00 April 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Immunotherapy to Treat Cancer

Immunotherapy to Treat Cancer Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that helps your immune system fight cancer. The immune system helps your body fight infections and other diseases. It is made up of white blood cells and organs and tissues of the lymph system. Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy. Biological therapy is [...]

By | 2019-04-30T04:41:53-04:00 April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments