CRI Blog

Recent posts from the Cancer Research Institute blog:

Making Pancreatic Cancer a Target for Immunotherapy

June 18, 2014 | Researchers show that pancreatic cancer, long known to resist immunotherapy, can be made immunogenic after all.

Immunotherapy Today: The View from ASCO

June 10, 2014 | Once again, immunotherapy stole the show at the world’s largest annual cancer meeting.

Immunotherapy All the Rage at AACR

April 21, 2014 | Researchers at this year’s AACR annual meeting couldn’t stop talking about the promise of immunotherapy.

Putting a Hurt on Pancreatic Cancer

March 24, 2014 | Scientists show that dismantling a tumor’s defense shield makes it vulnerable to immune attack.

Do Bacteria Cause Cancer?

March 10, 2014 | A historical look at our changing understanding of the role of bacteria in cancer.

T Cell as Trojan Horse: Insights into How HIV Eludes the Immune System

February 7, 2014 | New research by CRI scientists suggests that HIV spreads by co-opting a natural part of cell communication.

Smoke Screens: Searching for the Causes of Lung Cancer

January 31, 2014 | On the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s report, a look back at the science and politics of tobacco.

Remembering Donald Morton, a Medical Pioneer

January 24, 2014 | CRI honors the memory of a larger-than-life figure in cancer treatment.

Cancer Immunotherapy: The Next Decade?

January 17, 2014 | I asked some of the world’s leading cancer immunologists to peer into the future of cancer therapy.

New Treatment Strategy Coaxes Cancer Out of Hiding

January 10, 2014 | New clinical trial shows a combination of chemotherapy and a cancer vaccine gives ovarian cancer patients an effective new treatment option.

Garry Abelev, A Founder of Tumor Immunology, Dies at 86

January 2, 2014 | Remembering the life and work of one of the field’s founders.

Cancer Immunotherapy Named 2013 “Breakthrough of the Year”

December 23, 2013Science magazine, America’s premiere scientific journal, has weighed in on this year’s next big thing.

The Legacy of Bessie Dashiell

December 13, 2013 | A look at the woman who inspired the first war on cancer.

A Round of “A-Paws” for Dr. Wolchok

November 6, 2013 | CRI Scientific Advisory Council associate director receives award for his contribution to the first melanoma vaccine for dogs.

Solving a Flu Mystery, in Time for Flu Season

October 24, 2013 | New research provides insight into how the flu virus gains a foothold in our bodies.

Dispatches from CRI’s 21st Annual Symposium

October 10, 2013 | Covering a meeting of the world’s leading basic and tumor immunologists.

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