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Cancer Vaccines

Cancer Vaccines

Posted by on Aug 13, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 3 comments

When I think of vaccines, I think of the MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella and varicella) vaccines which help our bodies establish immunity against diseases that used to kill.  Now, there are vaccines being created for cancer. The rise of cancer vaccines According to Dr. Nora Disis, an oncologist and researcher in cancer vaccines at the University of...

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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Blood

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Blood

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Blood, your own private sea, moves through your body because of your powerful, pumping heart.  Through blood, every cell in your body communicates with one another.  What do you know about this special fluid? Your blood is not just fluid.   There are four components to your blood: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The liquid...

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Quick Guide: Understanding the Importance of the FDA’s Keytruda Approval

Quick Guide:  Understanding the Importance of the FDA’s Keytruda Approval

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Lung cancer, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In July 2015, we published a post called Patients Included In Research: Studying Cancer by Mutation Not Organ.  In that post, we shared the goal that cancers would be treated not by the site of origin, but rather by their genetic features.  Achieving this goal is closer than you think! This week the FDA announced accelerated approval** of a...

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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Spleen

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Spleen

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

Someone next to you in the elevator is coughing, sneezing and hacking away.  Meanwhile, inside your body, your spleen is busily producing the lymphocytes (white blood cells) that create antibodies to attack the viruses and bacteria to which you are being exposed. This organ is between four and five inches long (about the size of a fist) and located on the...

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Cancer Immunotherapy: Infographic

Cancer Immunotherapy:  Infographic

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

The Cancer Research Institute has created an infographic to explain cancer immunotherapy. Cancer immunotherapy is an incredible resource to treat cancer. Essentially, the immune system is activated and its ability to remove specific cancer cells is re-enabled. The infographic below explains the components of the immune system that are...

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