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Researchers Lelisa F. Gemta (left) and Timothy Bullock have determined why killer T cells can be so helpless against cancer. Their discovery could help doctors make the immune cells much more effective against cancer.
Making Immune Cells Better Cancer Killers
2/28/2019

Our Timothy Bullock, PhD, and his team have discovered a defect in immune cells known as “killer T cells” that explains why they struggle to destroy cancer tumors. By fixing this defect, scientists could make the cells much better at killing cancer cells.

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One of 2017’s Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements!
4/18/2018

Here's a well-earned recognition: Our Daniel "Trey" Lee's pioneering work in battling pediatric leukemia has been honored as one of 2017’s top 10 Clinical Research Achievements by the Clinical Research Forum. Dr. Lee’s research weaponizes immune cells, known as T cells, in pediatric and young adult clinical trial participants to…

Dr. David Brenin (left) and Dr. Patrick Dillon are investigating the potential of focused ultrasound and immunotherapy to battle metastatic breast cancer.
Focused Ultrasound and Breast Cancer: The 1st Trial of Its Kind
11/13/2017

In the focused ultrasound trials I've told you about previously, the point has been to use the scalpel-free surgery to destroy tissue. Our latest trial -- for metastatic breast cancer -- puts an interesting twist on that. In this trial, the focused ultrasound isn't used in an attempt to burn…

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