Immunotherapy & Colorectal Cancer – Part 2

Yesterday in Immunotherapy for Colorectal Cancer : Part 1 we covered the basics of immunotherapy and the definitions of active and passive treatments. Today we provide insights for current research & what’s on the horizon for immunotherapy for colon and rectal cancer patients. Here’s where we are Passive immunotherapy (defined in yesterday’s blog) has significantly impacted colorectal cancer treatment with targeted…  Read More

Immunotherapy and Colorectal Cancer – Part 1

In the last several months, there has been significant media coverage about the role of immunotherapy treatments for cancer.  The report on 60 Minutes in December noted there are the business and political aspects of immunotherapy development, which are common to most medical breakthroughs. The recent Cancer Film series on PBS, the Emperor of All Maladies, focused…  Read More

Chou Awarded 2009 Lisa Fund Grant

Jeffrey Chou, M.D.,Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2009 AACR-Colorectal Cancer Coalition Fellows Grant in memory of Lisa Dubow. Dr. Chou, a researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center at the University of Washington in Seattle, will study how to make colorectal cancer stem cells more vulnerable to the body’s immune system. The award will be made…  Read More