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Nullifying protein YTHDF1 enhances anti-tumour response

Source: ECancerNews, February 2019 Cancer immunotherapy is an approach that removes the barriers that protect cancer cells from a patient’s immune system and has revolutionised the treatment of many cancer types. About 40 percent of melanoma patients, for example, respond to immunotherapy, enabling the immune system’s T cells to attack cancer cells and take control […]

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Researchers discover method to ‘turn off’ mutated melanoma

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor, February 2019 The striking success of checkpoint inhibition in the treatment of certain cancers has reinvigorated cancer research into therapeutic vaccines. Although, historically, lone vaccine treatments for cancer hold a modest track record, combining them with checkpoint inhibitors, which override a tumor’s ability to escape detection, may turn “hot cancers even hotter,” said […]

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Checkpoint Inhibitors Boost Cancer Vaccine Research

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor, February 2019 The striking success of checkpoint inhibition in the treatment of certain cancers has reinvigorated cancer research into therapeutic vaccines. Although, historically, lone vaccine treatments for cancer hold a modest track record, combining them with checkpoint inhibitors, which override a tumor’s ability to escape detection, may turn “hot cancers even hotter,” said […]

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Australia has world’s highest rates of invasive melanoma

Source: The West Australian, February 2019 Australia has regained the unenviable title of having the highest rates of invasive melanoma in the world, pushing New Zealand off top spot. New research has found that about 50 in every 100,000 Australians were diagnosed with the potentially deadly skin cancer in 2014-15, compared with 47 in every […]

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