The Mechanics Of Melanoma

The Mechanics Of Melanoma

Despite restricted access to parks and beaches due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere continue to seek solace in outdoor activities, enjoying a walk through the neighborhood or a cold drink on a hot afternoon in a sunny backyard. Fresh air and sunlight are...
Immunotherapy Goes Viral

Immunotherapy Goes Viral

VIRUSES BLASTING CANCER   Last week, Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, NJ ) announced that their biotech arm Janssen Labs (Rariton, NJ) is investing up to $1 billion dollars to acquire BeneVir, a small biotech based in Rockville, Maryland, which focuses on...
Cancer Immunotherapy Goes Viral

Cancer Immunotherapy Goes Viral

Oncolytic Viruses Make Their Debut Does a virus engineered to harness the immune system to fight cancer sound like a clever idea? Amgen (Thousand Oaks, CA) certainly thinks so, because their talimogene laherparepvec (T-Vec) recently earned an FDA approval to fight...
Cancer Immunotherapy Goes Viral

The Power Of Oncolytic Viruses

HBO shines light on novel immunotherapies HBO’s Vice news program selected a few promising technologies from the immunotherapy pipeline to feature in its Killing Cancer episode. Vice’s heartrending human interest stories illustrated the potential of three...