Cancer immunotherapy drug ‘less toxic and prolongs life’

Image copyright Royal Marsden Hospital Image caption Derek, from Leicestershire, took part in a trial of pembrolizumab An immunotherapy drug that could save some cancer patients from the ordeal of extreme chemotherapy may also help them live longer, researchers say.In a trial, pembrolizumab kept head and neck cancers at bay for an average of two…

Julie Bowen says Ariel Iciness ‘would no longer care’ about on-line criticism: ‘God bless...

Julie Bowen praises her TV daughter, Ariel Winter, for having a "thick skin." (Photo: Getty Images)The ABC hit series Modern Family is currently in its final season. But the end of the show doesn’t mean goodbye for the cast, according to Julie Bowen.In an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, the actress who plays Claire Dunphy opened up about…

College district shuts all of the manner down to combat spreading virus

A Colorado school district shut down in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving as it works to eradicate a contagious virus that is thought be to spreading rapidly across its schools. Mesa County Valley School District 51 – which is the 14th-largest school district in Colorado – announced on its website Wednesday that all schools will be closed until the…

What are the indicators of lung most cancers? Nonsmoker identified with disease fights stigma

Jill Feldman doesn’t smoke, but she’s been vigilant about getting screened for lung cancer ever since the disease decimated her family.At 13, she lost two grandparents to it within weeks of each other. Just months later, her father was diagnosed, too, after complaining of a bad cough. He was only 41 when he died.When she…

Controlling the immune machine’s brakes to treat cancer, autoimmune complications

In the lab of Hongbo Chi, PhD (right), Hao Shi, PhD, and Nicole Chapman, PhD discovered a possible way to manage immune responses. Credit: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Immunologists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered key biological switches that control regulatory T cells—specialized white blood cells that keep the immune system in…

Different for Each Family: 4 Everyday Life Choices, Simplified

In one of the appendices of my book that will be released this fall, I discuss simple, everyday life choices we commonly face when we simplify our...

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