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Cancer Insight Founder George E. Peoples, Jr., MD, Chosen to receive BioMed SA’s 2016 Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience

Dr. George Peoples, Jr., CEO and Founder of Cancer Insight, a boutique clinical research and development organization focused on cancer immunotherapy, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 BioMed SA Award for Innovation in Healthcare and Bioscience.  The award honors individuals who have put novel

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Clinical Development of the E75 vaccine in Breast Cancer

In collaboration with Dr. Beth Mittendorf at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the latest CVDP review article “Clinical Development of the E75 Vaccine in Breast Cancer” is now published in the journal, Breast Care.

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NeuVax Clinical Trial Highlighted at Memorial Regional Cancer Center

Memorial Regional Cancer Center is the only hospital in Indiana taking part in the NeuVax vaccine trial, and one of only 27 sites in the country. This trial is designed to stop the recurrence of breast cancer in women at high risk. Memorial Regional Cancer Center spotlights

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Immunotherapy: How It Works

With all the outstanding research being conducted in immunotherapy, Memorial Sloan Kettering has provided an excellent overview of how immunotherapy works.  The American Association for Clinical Research will be covering immunotherapy topics at their national conference this week in New Orleans.    

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BRACA Testing Identifies Increased Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women

Reported by the National Cancer Institute, testing for genetic mutations strongly associated with an increased breast cancer risk has risen dramatically among women younger than age 40 who are diagnosed with the disease. Overall, within a year of their diagnosis, 87 percent of the women in the Young

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A Summary of How Cancer Arises

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) provides a detailed summary of how cancer arises. NCI explains it as genetic based; it is caused by changes to genes that control the way our cells function, especially how they grow and divide. http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/what-is-cancer?utm_content=sf43872615&utm_medium=spredfast&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=National+Cancer+Institute&cid=tw_NCIMain_nci_genetics_sf43872615#how-cancer-arises

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Science Friday – Interview on Immunotherapy

Science Friday explains how immunotherapy works to fight against cancer in this interview with Antoni Ribas (UCLA) and Padmanee Sharma (MD Anderson Cancer Center) http://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/fighting-cancer-with-your-own-immune-system/

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Immunotherapy Explanation Through Illustration

Dana Farber illustrates just how immunotherapy fights cancer.  “If you take the brakes off the immune system, you can unleash an attack on cancer cells. That’s the theory behind PD-1/PD-L1, a vitally important immunotherapy discovery illustrated in this video.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbmEt_E8kfo

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Summary of Clinical Trial Terminology

Patients may hear new terminology when exploring cancer immunotherapy clinical trial options. Here patients can find explanations on different trial types and terminology to help with selecting and understanding their options.  

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What Is Cancer Immunotherapy?

The Cancer Research Institute recently released an article that gives a good overall description of what cancer immunotherapy is and how it works to harness the innate powers of the immune system to fight cancer. To learn more, please click here.

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