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  • The use of monoclonal antibodies to activate an immune-system response to abnormal cells resulted in a significant increase in survival time in patients with metastatic melanoma, report Dana-Farber researchers.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, Melanoma, TranslationalResearch

  • The FDA's approval of Provenge®, a prostate cancer vaccine, marks a new era of using patients' immune systems to treat cancer.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, ProstateCancer, TranslationalResearch, Immunotherapy

  • Dana-Farber researchers received the grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Army Research Office to develop a treatment against known, unknown, naturally occurring, or engineered disease-causing pathogens.

Tags: Grants, ImmuneSystem

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists identify cells in mice that prevent the immune system from attacking the animals' own cells, protecting them from autoimmune diseases.

Tags: ImmuneSystem

  • Researchers reported promising preliminary outcomes for the first four children enrolled in a U.S. gene therapy trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), a life-threatening genetic blood and immune disorder, at the 57th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology. All four boys have improved between nine and 24 months following treatment.

Tags: ImmuneSystem

  • Dana-Farber/Boston Children's researchers reported promising outcomes data for the first group of boys with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1), a fatal genetic immunodeficiency also known as "bubble boy" disease, who were treated in an international clinical study of a new form of gene therapy.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, ImmuneSystem, Genetics, Leukemia

  • The immune system's ability to police itself may offer a new method of arresting the cells responsible for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and for the rejection of transplanted organs and tissues, scientists at Dana-Farber report in a study in the May issue of the journal Immunity.

Tags: ImmuneSystem

  • In a study that seems to pivot on a paradox, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have used an immune system stimulant as an immune system suppressor to treat a common, often debilitating side effect of donor stem cell transplantation in cancer patients.

Tags: BasicResearch, GraftVersusHost, ImmuneSystem

  • Dana-Farber scientists have demonstrated a new strategy for treating autoimmune disease that successfully blocked the development of rheumatoid arthritis in a mouse model. They say it holds promise for improved treatment of arthritis and other autoimmune disorders in people.

Tags: ImmuneSystem

  • A clinical trial for advanced melanoma caused growths to recede or stabilize in half of the participants by blocking a protein interaction that prevents T cells from attacking cancerous cells, reports lead author Stephen Hodi, MD.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, Melanoma

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