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...
Neoantigen Cancer Vaccines

Neoantigen Cancer Vaccines

The Elusive Cancer Vaccine Like unicorns, the fountain of youth and calorie-free chocolate, cancer vaccines have long proven elusive. But the emergence of a new crop of biotech companies makes it clear that a cancer vaccine is no myth. The latest advances in genomics...

First-in-Class: 2014 Drug Approvals

The FDA ushered in six new drugs just before the close of 2014, bringing the final tally to 41– the highest rate since 1996, when the agency approved 53 drugs. 2014 drug approvals were notable not only for their quantity, but also their quality. A number of new drugs...

Playing Detective With Checkpoint Therapies

PLAYING DETECTIVE WITH CHECKPOINT THERAPIES Over the past two weeks, we have discussed cancer immunotherapies that involve training T-cells (the detective warriors of our immune system) into seeking and destroying cancer cells. This week, we will take a look into...