Tissue Phenomics Blog

5B_Her2-classified.jpg

Posts by Topic

see all

Topics:  Immunotherapy, immuno-oncology, cancer immunotherapy

Definiens’ Favorite Videos on Immunotherapy

Jun 13, 2016 6:57:52 AM

Cancer immunotherapy is cutting edge science and video is currently the most popular tool in digital media to learn and communicate. For the hot topic of Immunotherapy there are currently almost 400 thousand videos available on the web. For just Cancer Immunotherapy there are still more than 15 thousand. Who would have the patience to watch all these and find the best ones? We do. Four Definiens experts searched the web for their most favorite videos about cancer immunotherapy.  Check it out below.

Read More

Topics:  Immunotherapy, immune system, case study, Immunooncology, cancer immunotherapy

New Case Study: Comprehensive Assessment of the Inflammatory Tumor Microenvironment

Jun 24, 2014 12:32:00 PM

Combat or Surveillance? Why morphology and spatial relationships are key to describe the functional state of the immune system.

Understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the inflammatory tumor microenvironment is becoming increasingly important as cancer immunotherapies are the focus of almost all pharmaceutical companies.

This study presents a novel way of comprehensively characterizing the immune cell-tumor cell interaction, with implications for biomarker discovery and increased disease understanding.

Download your copy of Definiens' case study Comprehensive Assessment of the Inflammatory Tumor Microenvironment to learn more.

 

Read More

Topics:  drug development, Immunotherapy, immuno-oncology, biomarkers, cancer research, cancer immunotherapy

Cancer Immunotherapy: Featured News Articles Of The Month (June, 14)

Jun 18, 2014 3:39:00 AM

Scientists Prime The Immune System As A Powerful Cancer Weapon

Review of ASCO starting with the summary of a proof-of principle study presented by NCI answering the question if T-cells could be utilized to fight solid tumors.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2014/06/02/scientists-prime-the-immune-system-as-a-powerful-cancer-weapon/


Our immune systems can unmask tumours and cure cancer, experts say, calling immuno-oncology the biggest breakthrough in years

Review of cancer immunotherapy study results from several drug companies recently presented at ASCO conference including comments to the status of Immunotherapy by several oncology experts from pharmaceutical industry and academic research such as David Hafler (Yale University), Dr. Roy Baynes (senior vice-preseident of clinical research at Merck) and Michael Giordano (Head of Oncology at BMS).
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/06/09/our-immune-systems-can-unmask-tumours-and-cure-cancer-experts-say-calling-immuno-oncology-the-biggest-breakthrough-in-years/


Pharma vies to unleash immune system power on cancer

An overview of ongoing cancer immunotherapy trials and related achievements of the major drug companies chasing to get a share of the estimated enormous market potential of immuno-oncology drugs.
http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/06/pharma-vies-unleash-immune-system-power-cancer

Read More

Topics:  drug development, Immunotherapy, Whitepaper, immuno-oncology, biomarkers, cancer research, cancer immunotherapy

New Whitepaper: An Introduction to Immunotherapy and the Promise of Tissue Phenomics™

Jun 11, 2014 3:52:00 AM

Nearly every day there seems to be exciting news or developments in the field of immunotherapy and immuno-oncology. Not only can you read all about immunotherapy research in leading scientific journals (1), but the mainstream media now reports on the latest immunotherapy clinical trial results from pharmaceutical companies.

But what exactly is immunotherapy and what technologies are needed to realize its full potential for the treatment of cancer? Throughout this whitepaper, Definiens will answerthose questions as well as provide insight into other commonly asked questions about immunotherapy:

  • Why is it predicted that 60% of cancer treatments will be based on immunotherapy in the next 10 years?
  • What are some of the more common approaches to immunotherapy today?
  • What will be needed to accurately identify patients that will respond to immunotherapy treatment?
  • How can knowing a patient’s immune status predict long-term treatment success?
  • How is the use of Tissue Phenomics™ enabling effective clinical decision-making in oncology?

Download your copy of An Introduction To Immunotherapy And The Promise Of Tissue Phenomics™ to learn more.

Read More

Topics:  drug development, Immunotherapy, immuno-oncology, biomarkers, cancer research, cancer immunotherapy

Cancer Immunotherapy: Featured Videos of the Month (May, 2014)

May 27, 2014 1:00:00 AM


Dr. Rosenberg Discusses the Curative Potential of Cancer Immunotherapy

In this video, Dr. Steven A Rosenberg will introduce you to NCIs recently published developments describing how they used exomic sequencing to discover and isolate the immunogenic mutations to use in cancer immunotherapy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTp5pWRHiGY


Will Cancer Immunotherapy Open a New Era in the Treatment of Cancer?

You will learn in this video how Dr. George Coukos assesses the present and future of immuno-oncology highlighting the value and utilization of checkpoint inhibitors and cell-based therapeutics.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zTQ4KJF6hU


ITOC 2014: Toll Like Receptor 7 Agonists for Cancer Immunotherapy

Watch Dr. Stefan Enders describe two approaches that redirect the body’s own immune system to attack cancer. The first involves utilizing TLR7 receptors to activate NK cells to kill cancerous tumors. The second approach involves activating the immune system while down-regulating production of proteins that tumor cells need to survive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQkpbOE2gqo


Dr. Balar on Immunotherapy Treatment in Bladder Cancer

Immunotherapy has been used in treating bladder cancer for a while now. Learn from Dr. Arjun Balar as he discusses how the checkpoint inhibitors CTLA-4 and PD-1 are changing the landscape of immunotherapy for treatment of invasive bladder cancer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLsVp-NsxLA

Read More