Tag: Melanoma

Prebiotics may help activate anti-tumor immunity

Prebiotics may help activate anti-tumor immunity Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that two prebiotics, mucin and inulin, slowed the growth of melanoma in mice by boosting the immune system’s ability to fight cancer. In contrast to probiotics, which are live bacterial strains, prebiotics […]

Virus kills melanoma in animal model, spares normal cells

Contact: Jim Sliwa jsliwa@asmusa.org 202-942-9297 American Society for Microbiology Researchers from Yale University School of Medicine have demonstrated that vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) is highly competent at finding, infecting, and killing  human melanoma cells, both in vitro and in animal models, while having little propensity to infect non-cancerous […]

LOYOLA TESTING MELANOMA TREATMENT THAT BOOSTS PATIENT’S IMMUNE SYSTEM TO FIGHT DEADLY CANCER

Contact: Jim Ritter Media Relations jritter@lumc.edu (708) 216-2445 Anne Dillon Director, Media Relations adillon@lumc.edu (708) 216-8232 More Sharing ServicesShare   MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Medical Center has launched the first clinical trial in the Midwest of an experimental melanoma treatment that genetically engineers a patient’s immune system […]