Cancer cases in adolescents and young adults have risen by 30% during the last four decades, with kidney cancer rising at the greatest rate, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine.
A phase I/II clinical trial by researchers at Stanford University suggests that vaccines prepared from a patient’s own tumor cells may prevent the incurable blood cancer mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) from returning after treatment. The study, which will be published June 19 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), reveals that the vaccines are a safe and effective way to induce the body’s immune system to attack any tumor cells that could cause disease relapse.
According to results from a Phase I/IIa trial at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, treatment with cord blood-derived chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) natural killer (NK)-cell therapy targeting CD19 resulted in clinical responses in a majority of patients with relapsed or refractory non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), with no major toxicities observed.
Study shows protein inhibitor as potential treatment approach for common mutations found in non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Findings may create immunotherapy options for lymphomas caused by CREBBP mutations.
In what is believed to be one of the largest studies of a rare disorder known as primary cutaneous gamma delta T-cell lymphoma, Rutgers Cancer Institute
investigators and other collaborators examined characteristics, treatment patterns and outcomes and determined accurate diagnosis of the disease requires ongoing analysis.
Gene expression profiling and other analyses conducted by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researchers and colleagues examining drug resistance to a common antibody therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma have identified calcium signaling as a novel and exploitable target in overcoming this treatment obstacle. Results are being presented at the American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.