Category: Oncology

Using tumor size to predict a response to cancer drugs

Cancer drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors unleash the body’s immune cells to attack tumors. And for some patients in whom the drugs seemingly fail, there actually is an immune response — it’s just not powerful enough to kill off cancer cells. Researchers have found a new way to predict which patients will have a response, however small, and hope it’ll give clinicians a way to strike while the iron is hot with combination therapies that might improve outcomes. Here’s what microbiologist John Wherry of the University of Pennsylvania said about the work, published in Nature. We wanted to use

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Posted: 05/25/2017
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