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Exercise Training May Slow Tumor Growth and Improve Immunotherapy Outcomes in Breast Cancer Treatment

Exercise plays an important role in preventing a variety of cancers. A recent study has increased the importance of maintaining a well-balanced and active lifestyle – indicating a positive outlook for many breast cancer patients.  National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)-funded scientist Dr. Rakesh Jain, and his team at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical…...

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Natural Killer (NK) Cell-based Treatment Demonstrates Its Potential to Become an Effective Novel Cancer Therapy

Natural Killer (NK) cells are specialized lymphocytes that play critical roles in the immune response against abnormal cells, including all kinds of cancer cells. Different from T cells that need to be pre-activated by antigen-presenting cells before gaining the killing power, NK cells can quickly respond to a wide variety…...

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3 Important Tips For Immuno-Oncology Drug Treatment

Immuno-oncology (IO) drugs have demonstrated unprecedented benefits in the treatment of several types of cancer. The overall survival time of cancer patients treated by IO drugs have been dramatically extended, and in some cases, even late stage fatal cancers are brought into remission by the IO-based immunotherapy. IO drugs work…...

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Cancer Research Applied to Develop COVID-19 Treatment Strategies

New publication by NFCR-supported scientist Rakesh Jain, Ph.D., applies cancer research findings to help COVID-19 treatment in different patient groups. Few drugs for COVID-19 appear to work well in unselected patients, but now a new mathematical model provides insight into which patients benefit from which treatments. Researchers and investigators, including…...

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NFCR-Supported Researcher Leads Study Aiming to Understand Which Patients May Respond Best to Immunotherapy

New approach developed by Dr. Rakesh Jain and his research team identifies biomarkers that may indicate which patients will best respond to immune checkpoint blockade therapies. A research team led by NFCR-supported scientist Rakesh K. Jain, PhD, the Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Tumor Biology at Harvard Medical School and…...

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Leading the Development of New Cancer Technologies: Dr. Paul Abrams’ Story

Dr. Paul Abrams has dedicated a 30-plus career spanning academia, government, non-profit, investing and business to developing new cancer therapeutics. While in medical school at Yale, Paul experienced the first of many losses to cancer when his uncle and his father’s uncle passed away from lung cancer, both within one…...

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Breakthrough: Dr. César Milstein And The MAbs

They are called “mAbs,” short for monoclonal antibodies, and they are a big deal in oncology. One of the immune systems most elegant soldiers, mAbs are formed by B cells, a type of white blood cell produced in the spleen, in response to specific foreign invaders (real and perceived) known…...

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