CAR-T therapy: Genetically re-engineering your cells to target cancer

What if we could treat cancer with limited chemotherapy, radiation and surgery? Thanks to years of research in the field of immunotherapy, for some patients, that hypothetical may now be a reality. Immunotherapy uses a patient’s own immune system to fight off or prevent disease. This approach enhances or trains a patient’s white blood cells … Continue reading CAR-T therapy: Genetically re-engineering your cells to target cancer

Why immunotherapy is the next frontier for treating disease

Normally, the immune system protects the body from diseases by recognizing foreign attackers and combatting them. But sometimes, the immune system doesn’t function properly, allowing conditions to worsen, and sometimes the immune system malfunctions and attack a person’s own body. In these cases, immunotherapy can help harness the power of your own immune system, acting as the armor, support and … Continue reading Why immunotherapy is the next frontier for treating disease

Baylor researchers develop new therapy for cancer patients

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted viruses and is a common cause of many types of mucosal cancers, including virtually all cervical, vaginal, penile and vulvar cancers. Of these, cervical cancer is the second most frequent gynecological malignancy in the world. It also represents 12 percent of cancer in … Continue reading Baylor researchers develop new therapy for cancer patients