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BY Devon Carter

Immunotherapy harnesses the natural power of the immune system and enhances its response to cancer. Immune checkpoint inhibitors are the most commonly used type of immunotherapy. There are several types, and they all work by interfering with mechanisms on a cancer cell or on a type of immune cell called T cells.

Recently, a new type of immune checkpoint inhibitor called a LAG-3 inhibitor was approved by the Food and Drug Administration...

Illustration of a tumor cell and a T cell and depictions of relatimab and nivolumab breaking the bond.

BY Devon Carter

Cancer research is advancing rapidly, and patients are benefitting from new therapies faster than ever. One example is a type of targeted...

BY Devon Carter

The heart pumps blood to send vital oxygen throughout the body. It’s a maze of four chambers: two on the left and two on the right. Blood...

BY Devon Carter

When cancer cells enter the leptomeninges, which are part of the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord, it can turn into a type of metastasis known as leptomeningeal disease (LMD).

“I describe it as a snow globe. Cancer cells can float around and can form new colonies throughout the leptomeninges of the brain and spine,” says Isabella Glitza Oliva, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Melanoma Leptomeningeal Disease Program at...

Brain scan showing leptomeningeal disease

BY Devon Carter

Did you know that lymphoma is an umbrella term that includes several subtypes? In general, lymphoma is a cancer that involves immune cells...

BY Devon Carter

Many patients’ goal for cancer treatment is cure. But what if there isn’t a known cure for your diagnosis? That’s the case for patients with...

BY Devon Carter

CD20-targeting monoclonal antibodies and immune checkpoint inhibitors started a revolution in cancer treatment by using immune cells to treat...

BY Devon Carter

Historically, two breast cancer subtypes known as invasive lobular carcinoma and ductal carcinoma have been grouped together. They’ve been...

BY Devon Carter

An estimated one in every 288 people has Lynch syndrome. “It’s about 1 million people in the United States,” says Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, M.D...

BY Devon Carter

Polyps are clusters of cells that can develop in the entire gastrointestinal tract, but they’re more likely seen in the small intestine, colon...