The immune system is the body’s natural defence system. It is a collection of organs, cells and special molecules that helps protect you from infections, cancer and other diseases. When a different (foreign) organism enters into the body, for example a bacteria, the immune system recognises it and then attacks it, preventing it from causing harm. This process is called an immune response. Since cancer cells are very different from normal cells in the body, the immune system attacks them when it is able to recognise them. However, cancer cells … Read more
A Fundamental Transformation in Treating Cancer—Combining Modern Technology and the Immune System – UC Global Health Day 2015… Read more
The FDA is evaluating proposals for new indications for at least 17 oncology medicines, according to Friends of Cancer Research. The list of therapies includes novel agents and existing drugs whose uses could be expanded if the agency approves the applications.
The breakthrough therapy program is designed to streamline drug development for therapies to treat serious and life-threatening illnesses. The FDA grants the status based on whether a therapy would provide a substantial improvement over existing options based on preliminary clinical evidence.
The Friends advocacy group helped promote the concept … Read more
Anti-CD47 Antibody Therapy – Companies
- Stanford School of Medicine
- Trillium Therapeutic (TRIL)