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Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that uses a person's immune system to fight diseases such as cancer. We’ll continuously share the knowledge and progress of immunotherapy, including neoantigen vaccines and CAR T-cell therapy.

Recommend a paper studying for an engineered bacteria (E. coil) for anti-tumor immunity. http://www.nature.com/articles/s414467-020-16602-0


Epitope mapping is the process of identifying the specific peptide sequences on an antigen that elicit an immune response - either by binding to antibodies or MHC molecules. Epitope identification requires a systematic screening of the antigen, which can be difficult when the ...Learn More


As mentioned in previous chapters, two studies published in 2017 showed efficacy of neoantigen vaccines in humans. One of the studies was conducted by co-founders of Neon Therapeutics- Nir Hacohen and Catherine Wu. The other one was conducted by Ugur Sahin and colleagues from ...Learn More


“Cancer immunotherapy is a therapy used to treat cancer patients that involves or uses components of the immune system. Some cancer immunotherapies consist of antibodies that bind to, and inhibit the function of, proteins expressed by cancer cells. Other cancer immunotherapies ...Learn More


Common prophylactic vaccines introduce antigens into a person's body to make immune system generate antibodies for those antigens, and become immune to the associated illness. While tumor vaccines are administered to patients with malignant tumors to activate the patient’s ...Learn More