Liver cancer is the second most common cancer with a high mortality rate worldwide. According to WHO, liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer in men and seventh most common cancer in women. Treatment could be possible only if diagnosed at an early stage. Hence research studies were conducted worldwide to find the most accurate diagnostic tool to detect liver cancer.
When it comes to manufacturing CAR T drugs (personalized treatments engineering immune cells to destroy cancer cells of patients) speed is of utmost importance. A new manufacturing site has been decided upon by Gilead for Yescarta, its CAR-T therapy at a Netherlands airport.
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center, at the University of Pennsylvania, developed the vaccine using dendritic cells (DCs) derived from each patient's own peripheral blood mononuclear cells. These dendritic cells were then exposed to the patient's tumor cells, activated with interferon gamma, and injected into the patient's lymph nodes.
With a view to widening the scope of treatment for ovarian cancer patients, EU regulators have greenlighted MSD’s Lynparza and stamped approval for a new dosing regimen and tablet formulation for AstraZeneca.
NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has indicated that chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR-T) could be available on the NHS this year, offering eligible patients a ‘ground-breaking’ approach to treating cancer.
To diagnose cancer, doctors use a bunch of complex examinations like an MRI, a CT scan, a biopsy or a lengthy blood test. Because of the sophisticated machines and equipment needed for these techniques and procedures, they are only conducted in the hospital setting. One startup is about to change this with its portable cancer-detecting device.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) to treat adult patients with previously untreated stage III or IV classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) in combination with chemotherapy.
Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG (ROG.S) said on Thursday it would buy the rest of U.S. cancer data company Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion (1.35 billion pounds) to speed development of cancer medicines and support its efforts to price them based on how well they work.
After a string of announcements a few years back, there’s been few new, high-profile biotech startups taking shape in New York. But that quiet period might be coming to an end this morning with the arrival of Quentis Therapeutics, a cancer immunotherapy startup born from the lab of former Weill Cornell Medicine dean and immunologist Laurie Glimcher. The company makes its debut today with a $48 million Series A round.
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