WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Immunotherapy: what is it? • An exciting lab discovery, ignored for years. • Early results….and the promise to cure cancer
FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO, WHILE I WAS A GRADUATE STUDENT in Australia, a fellow student told me he was working on immunotherapy. I even remember his name. Herb said the promise was great. However I was in physics studying cosmic rays from the sun and it was a stretch for me to grasp his cellular explanation.
So recently I was surprised to sit up in bed one morning and hear on National Public Radio a scientist being interviewed about promising lab studies. This was on cancers in mice and harnessing the immune system to fight cancer.… More “Cancer: a great leap forward”