Tag: melanoma

  • Searching Salmonella infections for a cancer cure

    Searching Salmonella infections for a cancer cure

    Picture source: Science News The cure for cancer has been used as a talking point for decades. Even the current US president, Joe Biden, promised to cure cancer during his campaign. We certainly don’t need to convince anyone that studying anticancer therapies is an important research topic.  According to the CDC, in the United States […]

  • A Combo offer to deal with Melanoma: Latest Development with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

    A Combo offer to deal with Melanoma: Latest Development with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

    Modern Science has experienced huge breakthroughs over the last decades, one of the major ones being the discovery of immune checkpoints and their inhibitors. The checkpoint inhibitors revolutionized the stagnant field of cancer biology and were responsible for the rise of cancer immunotherapies. Immunotherapies command the immune system to destroy tumors by using antibodies against […]

  • Memory T cells persist after neoantigen vaccine in melanoma patients

    Memory T cells persist after neoantigen vaccine in melanoma patients

    Vaccines are not oblivious, especially in 2021, but when we say ‘vaccine’ we usually refer to something that can prevent an infection. Have you ever heard of therapeutic vaccines? One revolutionary therapeutic vaccine for melanoma, a new personal neoantigen vaccine called NeoVax, was developed by Ott et al. and its early clinical outcome was published […]