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Radiation plus immunotherapy combo revs up immune system to better attack melanoma, Penn study suggests

Radiation plus ipilimumab shrank tumors in some patients, but preclinical data suggests adding second immunotherapy will elicit response in resistant patientsTreating metastatic...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Gene alterations in melanoma may predict immunotherapy outcomes

Among melanoma patients who were treated with immunotherapies, those whose tumors had mutations in the gene NRAS had better response and treatment outcomes than those whose tumors did not have...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Immunotherapy delays recurrence for stage III or IV ovarian cancers

Personalized medicine is getting closer to reality for women with late-stage ovarian cancer.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Mapping of ovarian cancer tumor cell microenvironment highlights key role of T cells

Understanding the chemokine landscape of papillary serous ovarian cancer, the most common form of the disease, is important for the development of new immunotherapy strategies where the goal...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Results announced from Phase 1 single ascending dose study of PRX002, a monoclonal antibody for the potential treatment of Parkinson's disease

Prothena Corporation plc, a late-stage clinical biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel protein immunotherapy programs, has announced...  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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Cell Medica granted Orphan Drug designation for novel cellular therapy

Cell Medica, a leading cellular immunotherapy company, has announced that the U.S.  
medicalnewstoday.com
almost 5 years ago
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'Astonishing': Tumor Gone After One Dose of Immunotherapy

Combination immunotherapy has had great success in clinical trials, including this remarkable response.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Immunotherapy for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

An investigational PD-L1 inhibitor shows durable clinical activity in this particularly difficult-to-treat subtype of breast cancer.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Haemophilus influenzae type B and viral influenza vaccinations during pregnancy for improving maternal, neonatal and infant health outcomes | Cochrane

Maternal immunisation with Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) and viral influenza vaccines may reduce the risk of infections in mothers and infants, however, this is an area of controversy. Both infections can cause severe pneumonia and deaths among children under five years of age, particularly in developing countries. Rates of influenza-associated complications and consequent hospitalisations are substantially higher among pregnant women, infants and newborns. Pregnant women who are vaccinated against influenza have protective levels of anti-influenza antibodies, which can be passively transferred to the infant to improve their health outcomes. Infants of immune mothers usually have influenza symptoms that are delayed in onset and of shorter duration. This review investigated whether vaccinating pregnant women with Hib and viral influenza vaccinations during pregnancy could reduce the risk of infection among mothers and babies and improve health outcomes for both.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Vaccination schedule - Vaccinations - NHS Choices

Find out which vaccinations are offered on the NHS, the age you should ideally have them, and optional vaccinations for special risk groups.  
nhs.uk
over 4 years ago
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Cancer immunotherapy approved in UK - BBC News

A pioneering cancer drug that harnesses the power of the immune system is approved for use in the UK.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Indian paediatricians ask government to add mumps vaccine to immunisation programme

The Indian Academy of Paediatrics has asked India’s health ministry to add the mumps vaccine to the free childhood immunisation programme, saying that this viral infection is a serious public health concern.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Indian paediatricians ask government to add mumps vaccine to immunisation programme

The Indian Academy of Paediatrics has asked India’s health ministry to add the mumps vaccine to the free childhood immunisation programme, saying that this viral infection is a serious public health concern.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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The ring vaccination trial: a novel cluster randomised controlled trial design to evaluate vaccine efficacy and effectiveness during outbreaks, with special reference to Ebola

A World Health Organization expert meeting on Ebola vaccines proposed urgent safety and efficacy studies in response to the outbreak in West Africa. One approach to communicable disease control is ring vaccination of individuals at high risk of infection due to their social or geographical connection to a known case. This paper describes the protocol for a novel cluster randomised controlled trial design which uses ring vaccination.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Personalized Immunotherapy: New System Boosts Analysis of Cell-Cell Interactions |

Adoptive immunotherapy is a technique that can help fight tumors by training large numbers of T cells to attack the particular cancer cells present in a pa  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Mallinckrodt buying Therakos for $1.3B to bring drug-device immunotherapy aboard

BioWorld Online is the news service of record for the biotechnology industry and is updated every business morning. BioWorld Online will keep you up to date on all of the industry's business, science and regulatory news -- mergers and collaborations, FDA hearings and results, breakthroughs in research and much more.  
bioworld.com
over 4 years ago
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Mission Indradhanush makes vaccination progress in India

A total of 7 550 000 children in India have received vaccinations, and 1 970 000 have been fully protected against seven diseases under the Mission Indradhanush initiative, recent government figures have shown.1 In addition, 2 080 000 pregnant women have received the tetanus toxoid vaccination. …  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago