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Building personalized vaccines for skin cancer

Read an article by STAT outlining early clinical research on personalized vaccines designed to treat 6 different people’s melanomas. View the video for an overview of how the vaccines are created.

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Combination immunotherapy for kidney cancer

Immunotherapy could offer new hope for people with cancer that has spread. Learn more about a new study showing that a combination of immunotherapy drugs could improve response rates in people with advanced kidney cancer.

Your trusted source for the most up-to-date cancer statistics in Canada

For more than 30 years, the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication has provided comprehensive, up-to-date cancer statistics for Canada. Developed collaboratively by the Canadian Cancer Society, Public Health Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada and provincial and territorial cancer registries, the 2017 edition was released on June 20.

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Liquid biopsies: promise in lung cancer

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Immunology Wars video – Nature
How can antibodies fight cancer?

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Cancer Dialogues video – ARCC
Making decisions about funding cancer drugs in Canada

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Immunotherapy, a promising new field of cancer treatment

Immunotherapy is a promising new field of cancer research that is generating a lot of international headlines. It is a type of cancer treatment that trains and uses a patient’s immune system to fight cancer.

Using existing drugs in a new way to treat bone cancer

By performing one of the largest studies of the genetic make-up of bone cancers called osteosarcomas, researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators discovered that a subset of people with these cancers have genetic mutations that may make their tumours sensitive to an existing drug. Learn more in this article.

Case reports used immunotherapy to treat a rare form of lymphoma

Three case reports describing treating a rare form of lymphoma with immunotherapy revealed promising results that may lead to further research. Learn more in this blog from the University of Colorado Cancer Centre.

Cost-effectiveness of lung cancer screening

Catching lung cancers early may help reduce their burden on Canadians. Learn more about a new Canadian study of the potential cost effectiveness of large-scale lung cancer screening programs targeting people at high risk.

Is genomic testing ready for routine use in the cancer clinic?

British Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, argues that every person with cancer in Britain should undergo DNA testing to guide personalized medicine in this article by The Telegraph.

Defining the landscape of gene activity in brain tumours

Researchers at The Jackson Laboratory recently identified gene activity patterns in the aggressive brain cancer cells that make up glioblastomas, as well as nearby non-tumour cells, and how they change during therapy. These findings could help guide personalized medicine and immunotherapy.