Tag - immunotherapy

October 2015 Immunotherapy Trials

Principle Investigator: Samir Khleif, MD “D4193C00001; A Phase II, Multi-Center, Single-Arm, Global Study of MEDI4736 Monotherapy in Patients with Recurrent or Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN)” Sponsor: AstraZeneca...

Boosting a Boosted Immune System

Boosting a Boosted Immune System

Clinical trials testing vaccine-mediated therapy against malignant melanoma have generated disappointing responses.  The laboratory of Esteban Celis, MD, PhD, at the GRU Cancer Center proposes that this is due to an insufficient number of antigen...

On the Map for Cancer Immunotherapy

Researchers and healthcare workers from across the region gathered at GRU on September 18, 2015 for a CME-certified, full-day program, “Tumor Immunology 101: A Navigation Guide for the Growing Field of Cancer Immunotherapy,” organized by GRU Cancer...

Director’s Corner: Our Season of Change

Director’s Corner: Our Season of Change

Samir N. Khleif, MD Director, GRU Cancer Center “When you are finished changing, you are finished.” — Benjamin Franklin It doesn’t take much, just a few steps out our front door, to be reminded that nothing in this life is...

Improving Cancer Immunotherapy

Improving Cancer Immunotherapy

Researchers at the GRU Cancer Center have discovered a way to give the immune system a boost in its ability to recognize tumor cells as “enemy” agents.  Cancer vaccines have been a growing field in cancer therapeutics, where the body’s immune system...

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