Tag: Immunotherapy

What are the dendritic cells? Dendritic cells are phagocytes, a special type of immune cell found in tissues, such as the skin, which stimulate immune responses by presenting an antigen on its surface earlier than other cells of the immune system. The idea that the immune system has anti-cancer capabilities is not new. At the […]

Anything that has an accelerator must also have a brake, and the immune system is a perfect example of that. The main function of our immune system is to destroy the invading agents — viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites — but this also requires having armaments which, in the hands of the wrong commander, becomes a […]

There is nothing as frustrating as trying everything you know to do to keep your immune system boosted — superfoods, supplements, new exercise routines, and more — only to end up getting sick. Immunotherapy helps restore or improve the immune system to where it can attack cancer cells. The goal of immunotherapy is for the body […]

Many healthcare systems rely on a mechanistic view of health and how to cure disease. This view developed in the late 19th century with the discoveries of Louis Pasteur. He experimented with pasteurization to prevent spoilage in beer and milk. Pasteur is one of the fathers of germ theory and involved in the development of […]

As immunotherapy gains traction in the fight against cancer, researchers continue to probe the benefits of adoptive T cells. In 2015, a team of scientists from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine infused specific cytotoxic T cells into cancer patients with the goal of recognizing, targeting, and destroying tumor cells. [1] Now, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer […]

Chances are you have never heard of Coley’s Toxins. However, scientists are reviving William Coley’s methods to try different types of bacteria to encourage the immune system to fight tumors. In 1891, Coley injected streptococcal organisms into a patient with inoperable cancer. Coley, a bone sarcoma surgeon, thought that the infection he produced would have […]

Cancer cells have developed a multitude of mechanisms that allow them to evade destruction by the immune system. One of these escape mechanisms involves an immune cell called myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC). A study led by Sharon Evans, Ph.D., Professor of Oncology and Immunology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, provided new insight into how MDSCs […]

Today we know that the immune system plays a large role in the body fighting cancer. The immune system has the ability to find and eliminate abnormal cells. Sometimes cancer cells can avoid detection by the immune system and proliferate. The National Cancer Institute states: Cancer cells may: – reduce the expression of tumor antigens […]

Immunotherapy is a broad category of anti-cancer therapies that uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells. The immune system — made up largely of the lymph nodes — rids the body of viruses, bacteria or fungi, while white blood cells such as T cells fight infection and cancer. Immunotherapy has been part of […]

What do you believe would happen if researchers learned a cure for chronic diseases including cancer? Would it be broadcasted across the globe in celebratory fashion? Would there be any attempts made to cover up the discovery? Could you imagine that doctors who have used the cure successfully would be murdered over their findings? Several […]