The science of using immunotherapy to treat cancer is advancing rapidly, marked by the National Cancer Institute’s recent disclosure that a metastatic breast-cancer patient is now cancer-free, regulators’ expected approval of a major lymphoma treatment this fall and the unveiling Thursday of a partnership between...

A new study identifies genes that are necessary in cancer cells for immunotherapy to work, addressing the problem of why some tumors don’t respond to immunotherapy or respond initially but then stop as tumor cells develop resistance to immunotherapy....

Researchers assert that exposure to medical radiation does not increase a person's risk of getting cancer. The long-held belief that even low doses of radiation, such as those received in diagnostic imaging, increase cancer risk is based on an inaccurate, 70-year-old hypothesis, according to the...

As you may have heard by now, that's not exactly common practice in a sector that has carte blanche over its pricing in the U.S. Saunders nonetheless launched a "social contract" with patients in September swearing to cap branded drug price hikes at a maximum...

As you may have heard by now, that's not exactly common practice in a sector that has carte blanche over its pricing in the U.S. Saunders nonetheless launched a "social contract" with patients in September swearing to cap branded drug price hikes at a maximum...

Omid A. Hamid, MD, chief, Translational Research and Immunotherapy, director, Melanoma Therapeutics, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, discusses melanoma as a therapeutic driver for other tumor types during the 13th Annual International Symposium on Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies® in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida....

It seems so. Recent studies on the biological effects of radiation carried out under radiation levels from natural background to essentially zero radiation, demonstrate that the absence of radiation is not good for organisms....

Jonathan D. Schoenfeld, MD, MPhil, MPH, director, melanoma radiation oncology, physician, assistant professor of radiation oncology, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the potential benefit of using radiation and immunotherapy in combination.There has been an increasing interest in the combination of radiation and immunotherapy,...

The Food and Drug Administration approved an immunotherapy drug called Keytruda, which stimulates the body’s immune system, for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer. In other words, the drug could be the very first treatment a patient receives for the disease,...

In this week’s address, Vice President Joe Biden discussed the progress of the White House Cancer Moonshot, an initiative with the goal to make a decade’s worth of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, in five years. Recently, the Cancer Moonshot Task Force released...

September 22, 2016 PUNE, India, September 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The global cancer immunotherapy market is set to reach $19.39 billion by 2021 from $61.97 billion in 2016 growing at a CAGR of 14% led by monoclonal antibodies forecast to show highest growth rate while increasing incidence...

Sept. 8, 2016 TIME Magazine by Alice Park @aliceparkny The still-early cancer treatment are showing success with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma In a small new study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers who are pioneering an immune-based treatment for cancer report encouraging results among people with otherwise untreatable non-Hodgkin...

By JEANNE WHALEN Wall Street Journal   June 27, 2016 12:38 p.m. ET With traditional chemotherapy still the go-to method of treating many cancers, physicians and researchers are trying new ways to ease side effects and make the treatment less toxic   Researchers and physicians are trying new ways...

A new initiative aims to change the scientific stance that any amount of radiation increases someone’s cancer risk By JOHN R. EMSHWILLER and GARY FIELDS Aug. 12, 2016 Wall Street Journal Nuclear radiation is dangerous. It can cause cancer, birth defects and (in the sci-fi-movie world) 50-foot-tall humans and...

By Emily ConoverJan. 12, 2015 Science Magazine Exposure to very low levels of ionizing radiation is common—medical procedures, air travel, and industrial processes expose people to such radiation every day. But the health implications of these very low doses are not well understood. A bipartisan bill passed...

After a long, intense pursuit, researchers are close to bringing to market a daring new treatment:  cell therapy that turbocharges the immune system to fight cancer.  NY Times  By ANDREW POLLACK AUG. 1, 2016 BETHESDA, Md. — The young surgeon was mystified. A fist-size tumor had been...

New drugs and methods of altering a patient’s own immune cells are helpingsome cancer patients — but not all — even when standard treatments fail. By DENISE GRADY JULY 30, 2016 Steve Cara expected to sail through the routine medical tests required to increase his life insurance in...

Some of the most promising advances in cancer research in recent years involve treatments known as immunotherapy. These advances are spurring billions of dollars in investment by drug companies, and are leading to hundreds of clinical trials. Here are answers to some basic questions about...

If anything about my mother was conventional, it was the smoking. Like many of her generation she smoked early and often, and I swear she waited to light up until we were hermetically sealed in our family’s Ford Country Squire. My brother, sister and I...

When Al Piazza learned he had prostate cancer, his first thought was, “Let’s get this out and be done with it,” he says. But his urologist, Jeremy Lieb, said the side effects of treatment could be more harmful than the cancer itself....

Wall Street Journal, By JULIE JARGON and MIKE ESTERL Updated June 15, 2016 9:59 a.m. ET Coffee drinkers have gotten some good news. Twenty-five years after classifying coffee as a possible carcinogen leading to bladder cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer research arm has reversed course, saying on...

  Vice President Joe Biden gave the opening remarks at the Cancer Moonshot summit in Washington, and spoke of his decision not to run for president. Photo: AP Wall Street Journal By THOMAS M. BURTON Updated June 29, 2016 1:46 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden announced a series of partnerships...