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Immunotherapy: the Big New Hope for Cancer Treatment

The Guardian – This article mentions Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine in an article about the overall impact of a cancer immunotherapy clinical trial on melanoma patients, and that the two drugs used in the trial, ipilimumab and nivolumab, were created by the biotech firm called Medarex founded by immunologists from Geisel.

David J. Bzik, PhD, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Barbara Fox, a senior research associate of microbiology and immunology.

Putting a Parasite to Work

From the litter box to the laboratory, a microscopic organism native to cats shows promise in treating cancer. Dartmouth researchers’ mutated strain of T. gondii reprograms the natural power of the immune system to kill cells.