Tag Archives: Immunotherapy

‘Simply cruel’: Patient advocates condemn breast cancer immunotherapy hype

In depth: Six tips for writing accurately about cancer immunotherapy drugs. “Increases life expectancy,” announced Newsweek. “Helped slow an aggressive type of breast cancer,” reported Reuters. “Expected to change the standard of care,” crowed The New York Times. Judging by news reports last weekend, women with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer had reason to cheer results of… Read More »

2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 2 Cancer Immunotherapy Researchers

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded on Monday to James P. Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan for their work on unleashing the body’s immune system to attack cancer, a breakthrough that has led to an entirely new class of drugs and brought lasting remissions to many patients… Read More »