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Could Aspirin Boost the Effectiveness of Cancer Immunotherapy?

Oct 28, 2015 1:00:56 PM / by Karina Palomares posted in aspirin, breast cancer, Cancer Immunology, cancer immunotherapy, colorectal cancer, melanoma, research


New research shows that giving aspirin to cancer patients along with immunotherapy could dramatically boost the effectiveness of the treatment.

Since its market release more than a century ago, aspirin has become one of the most widely used medications to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. Numerous studies have indicated that taking it daily reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke. In addition, some studies have concluded that taking aspirin on a regular basis may lower cancer risk. Recently, new research has suggested that aspirin could potentially increase the power of cancer immunotherapy treatments. How are the two linked?

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Patients with Advanced Melanoma Respond to New Viral Immunotherapy

Aug 3, 2015 1:00:33 PM / by Karina Palomares posted in Cancer Immunology, cancer immunotherapy, clinical trial, melanoma, oncolytic virus


T-VEC, a genetically engineered herpes virus, has proven to be effective immunotherapy for patients with melanoma in a Phase 3 clinical trial.

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