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A better cancer immunotherapy treatment

I reported previously (many times) of Israeli scientists who are boosting the body’s immune system to fight cancer. Now Weizmann’s Dr Rony Dahan has developed a cancer immunotherapy compound that is 30 times more effective than existing treatments. http://www.weizmann.ac.il/WeizmannCompass/sections/new-scientists/making-immunotherapy-more-effective

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Protein switch helps immune system fight cancer

Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a protein “switch” that activates the immune system to attack cancer cells. They were able to distinguish cancer cells from healthy tissue by their DNA sequences. http://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Joint-Israeli-US-research-distinguishes-cancerous-cells-from-healthy-ones-508738 https://www.youtube.com/embed/vbWDuAev7Oo?rel=0

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Boosting immunity to fight cancer

Dr. Pinchas Tsukerman of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has won a prestigious Kaye Innovation Award for developing novel monoclonal antibodies that can boost the immune system’s ability to destroy tumors. http://new.huji.ac.il/en/article/31197 http://www.jspacenews.com/israeli-researcher-awarded-immunotherapy-work-cancer/

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Immunotherapy to fight cancer

Israeli biotech Efranat Ltd. is developing an immunotherapy treatment approach for cancer, based on a glycoprotein named GcMAF (Globulin component Macrophage Activating Factor). Efranat has just raised $4.5 million and is conducting trials at Tel Hashomer’s Sheba Medical Center. http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2014/11/21/israels-efranat-raises-4-5-million-to-acure-cancer/

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Drug boosts immune system to fight cancer

I reported in May that Israeli biotech Compugen discovered 4 new protein variants that stimulate the immune system into targeting cancer cells. Now tests have shown that CGEN-15001T will fight carcinomas, sarcomas, melanoma and haematological cancers. http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000721404&fid=1725

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Shedding light on cancer

Israeli biotech Todos Medical has developed the “Total Biochemical Infrared Analysis” (TBIA) method for screening of solid tumors. The patient’s white blood cells are exposed to a spectrum of light. Analysis of the results reveals where the immune system has … Continue reading

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EMET prize for cancer research

Professor Zelig Eshhar of Israel’s Weizmann Institute and Professor Alexander Levitzki of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University shared the EMET Life Sciences award for their cancer research. Eshhar’s award was for his adaptive immunotherapy treatment; Levitski for his protein kinases inhibitors. http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Creating-a-better-generation-498393

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Boosting the immune system to beat melanoma

Dr. Michal Lotem is head of the Center for Melanoma and Cancer Immunotherapy at Hadassah Medical Center. Instead of going after the cancer, they target the immune system, boosting it to respond more aggressively to the disease. http://www.hadassahmagazine.org/2017/04/27/using-immune-system-defeat-melanoma/

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Israeli takeover of UK cancer biotech

Israel’s BiolineRx is buying UK’s Agalimmune,for $6 million. The private UK-based company has developed an innovative, anti-cancer immunotherapy platform. treatment that not only kills the tumor cells at the site of injection, but also brings about a durable, follow-on, anti-metastatic … Continue reading

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Cutting the blood supply to cancer cells

I reported previously (Dec 2013) on Israel’s VBL Therapeutics (aka Vascular Biogenics) and its treatment VB-111 for brain cancer. VB-111 targets new blood vessels developed to feed the tumor. Also, delivering the treatment inside a virus triggers the immune system … Continue reading

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