How can we go about improving cell therapy approaches?
When T cells stop working how can we get innate immune cells like NK cells to take up the slack and help track down tumours?
An expert interview with a leading immunologist who discusses two translational opportunities with potential for cancer immunotherapy
Insights from Transplantation & Cellular Therapy (TCT) meeting on the next generation of CAR T cells
In this post we look at an emerging research area that will be important to address if CAR T cell therapy is to be effective in solid tumours
CAR T cell therapy for solid tumors is the cancer new product development equivalent of the quest for the "Holy Grail."
Interview with Dr Carl June on what the next decade holds for CAR T cells, cell therapy and genome engineering
Interview with Prof John Gribben at second European EHA EBMT CAR T cell therapy meeting in Sitges, Spain
Commentary on Day 2 of the EHA EBMT 2nd European CAR T cell meeting
Commentary on first day of EHA EBMT European CAR T meeting in Sitges, Spain
Can innovative our ability to reinvigorate stalled CAR T cells affected by immune escape from CD19 loss or downregulation of BCMA?
Looking beyond CAR-T cells and checkpoint blockade, there are some promising young companies on the rise to watch out for - here's one of them
There are some potential unexpected new pretenders to the Novartis and Kite's CAR-T cell therapies in Europe. We discuss what they are and why they should be taken seriously.
Is T cell therapy like Game of Thrones?
Is there a better way to target myeloma than with BCMA alone? Data suggests there's plenty of room for improvement.
As look at ways of targeting 𝞬𝝳 T cells, we may need to consider whether or not the situation is immunosuppressive or proliferative
A snapshot of 3 UK cell therapy companies, Autolus, Achilles and GammaDelta Therapeutics
TC BioPharm are a cell therapy company to watch out for as they look towards an IPO in 2020
What can we learn about gamma delta T cell cancer immunotherapy in China?
A look at the γδ T cell competitive landscape with cell therapies, antibodies and bispecifics in early stage development
Can we make novel allogeneic cell therapies with γδ T cells? We find out!
Can γδ T cells be employed as a therapeutic against cancer?
Beyond T and NK cells, other immune cells can be used for cell therapies in solid tumours
How do we improve CAR-T cell therapy in CLL? A look at clinical data plus a new thought leader interview in the space.
An extensive round-up of what to expect from SITC18 ahead of the abstract reveal
Achilles Therapeutics is an emerging biotech in the cell therapy space that is based on truncal neoantigens
Some key notes on CAR T cell therapy developments ahead of SITC18 and ASH18
Part 1 of our #CICON18 Previews - a look at 11 intriguing IO related studies
Update on BCMA, SLAMF7 and other targets in multiple myeloma
Lessons learned from recent failure and a look at where a few new developments might be coming from...
Will NK cell engagers have a positive impact on checkpoint therapy and other adaptive immunotherapies?
On launched products, armored CARs and the potential threat from China
An in-depth look at Adaptimmune's TCR T cell therapy program
A look at the history of CAR T cell therapy design and where things are headed in the future with one of the original cell therapy pioneers
A look at path to market strategies open to a small biotech in the CAR-T cell space
What can we learn from the TRACERx studies in lung and renal cancers? Quite a lot, it seems...
A look at what Gamida Cell, an up and coming cellular and innate immunotherapy company are up to...
A look at targeting NK cells with immune agonists, cytokines and adoptive cell therapies
A look at the history of NK cell development and where we're going in future with this IO approach
Our latest primer explores NK cells and their role in oncology R&D - it's an up and coming area
A look at an emerging area for biomarkers and stealth cancer therapeutics
In this post, we take a look at new clinical and scientific findings that may pave the way forward for the future in the CAR T cell space
What did Dr Grupp and Dr Komanduri learn from participation in the CAR T cell therapy trials?
A look at Dr Malcolm Brenner's work on virus specific T cell therapies
FDA places Bellicum's BPX-501 on clinical hold - what's the story and what's next?
A look at how new approaches in synthetic biology could revolutionise cell therapy in solid tumours
New approaches that enter a market unexpectedly can disrupt the status quo and push out more severe therapies to later lines of treatment
A look at what's hot in CAR T cell therapies at #ASH17
A CAR T cell therapist's perspective on the Juno JCAR015 ROCKET dataset
With increasing evidence that CD123 is a suboptimal target in AML, what other approaches might be more useful to consider?
Can we address inhibitory factors that dampen NK cells to enhance the anti-cancer effect on tumours?
Is the CAR T cell therapy space ready for disruption? At least one researcher thinks so. What does this entail?
A look at what's happening with Cellectis and their clinical trial program with CD19 and CD123 CARs.
What does the future hold for Cellectis and allogeneic "off the shelf" CAR T cell therapy?
Gene editing looks set to become entrenched in allogeneic CAR T cell development, so what's new?
A look at the initial results from the Novartis CTL019 pivotal trial in aggressive lymphoma (JULIET).
Some intriguing surprises in the CAR T cell therapy abstracts this year...
A look at a promising biotech in the neoantigen space - what's their approach and how might it fare?
Encouraging new developments in GBM with a novel CAR T cell therapy
After a rocky 2016, what does 2017 hold for Juno as they switch focus from JCAR015 to JCAR017?
Interview with Dr Stephan Grupp on the data he presented at ASH16 and what the future may hold for CAR T cell therapy in pediatric ALL
We answer more questions on CAR T cell therapies and ADCs in acute leukemias from ASH
A look at the new various developments in CAR Therapies targeting BCMA in multiple myeloma
A most unfortunate follow-up to the ongoing safety issues with Juno's JCAR015 and neurotoxicity in the run-up to #ASH16
What To Watch Out For in CAR T Cell Therapies at ASH in San Diego in December 2016
How will glycomics impact cancer research? Some interesting new developments are emerging in this field
A primer on neoantigens and their importance in cancer research
Collaborations in the adoptive cell therapy space have now branched out from autologous to allogeneic products. What's the skinny?
July Reader Q&A - thoughts on Jounce, Celgene, BMS, J&J and CAR T cell therapies...
Juno ROCKET trial put on clinical hold following 3 death due to cerebral edema. What's the skinny?
Gene editing is coming to the US CAR T cell space - what's happening and what will the impact be?
How can we improve T cell trafficking in ovarian cancer? Professor Coukos highlights numerous ways this could be achieved!
At the recent AACR meeting, Dr Michel Sadelain gave a presentation on turbocharged CAR T cells, and shared some of his ideas on how to move the field forward.
Finding new ways to optimise CAR T cell therapy in CLL and solid tumours may be closer than you think...
Interview at BMT Tandem 2016 about a novel cell therapy that could compete with or replace CAR T cell therapy
Interview with Dr Michael Jensen on CD19 CAR T Cell Therapy
Interview at BMT Tandem 2016 with Dr David Porter U Penn on CD19 targeted CAR T cell therapy in CLL
Unum have developed a completely different approach to traditional CAR T cell therapies. Will they make an impact in patients?
A novel cell therapy approach uses T cells targeting multiple tumor-associated antigens.
Part 2 of ASH 2015 interview with Prof Waseem Qasim (GOSH) on the first in man gene edited allogeneic CAR T cell therapy.
Our latest Q&A based on reader questions - In the Hot Spot: On CAR T cell therapies
Interview with a leading expert on strategies to overcome CAR T Cell Therapy Resistance
Expert opinion on First Clinical Application of TALEN Engineered Universal CAR19 T Cells in B-ALL
Immunocore is an immuno-oncology company with an innovative approach to targeting T Cell Receptors (TCR) using their proprietary ImmTAC (Immune mobilising monoclonal TCRs against cancer) technology platform.
Dr Carl June on progress of CAR T cell therapies in CLL, myeloma and solid tumours
We know that TILs can be effective in advanced melanoma, but what about common epithelial solid tumours? Can it work in these cancers too? Find out from Dr Rosenberg's latest work what's happening...
Interview with Dr William Pao on the Roche antibody based cancer immunotherapy strategy.
Editas presented some elegant work using their gene editing technology with CRISPR/Cas9 to modify T cells at ASGCT. Who would have guessed a short time afterwards Juno and Celgene would sign a 10 year collaboration?
University College London (UCL) is leading the way in European clinical trials of CAR T Cell therapies that target CD19.
Novel targets are emerging in urothelial bladder cancer which may offer new therapeutic options for antibody and CAR-T cell therapy development.
What is the potential of a new cell therapy with cytotoxic T lymphocytes against Epstein Barr Virus (EBV-CTL)?
Dr Krishna Komanduri discusses some of the best abstracts at the 2015 BMT Tandem meeting in San Diego.
Cellular Biomedicine Group (NASDAQ: CBMG) has acquired rights to the Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy of the PLA General Hospital in Beijing.
What does the evolving landscape for CAR, TIL and TCR cell therapies look like?
The NCI have been at the forefront of developing novel cancer immunotherapies for several decades, but what is the current status of their groundbreaking work? Find out more in this primer on TILs.
What's the vision for Bellicum Pharmaceuticals? In an in-depth interview CEO Tom Farrell and COO Annemarie Moseley discuss the benefits offered by their new products in development.
What makes the Cellectis Chimeric Antigen Receptor CAR-T cell therapy different and what are the milestones expected in 2015?
At the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) meeting last week, one of the Hot Topic sessions that took place after the conference formally ended was in managing the toxicities associated with chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy.
Cellectis is a Paris based biotechnology company with a “blue ocean” strategy that, if successful, could revolutionize cancer immunotherapy.
This weekend at AACR a controversy emerged on the safety of Juno's CAR T cell therapy.
Much has been written about CAR T cells in B cell leukemias, but what about B cell lymphomas? Kite and the NCI had the honour of being the first to present data from ASH on their therapy in refractory DLBCL lymphomas
UPenn and CHOP are using genetically modified chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells to treat patients with B cell cancers such as ALL, B cell NHL, CLL and other B cell malignancies.
At ASH, the impressive data from adult and pediatric ALL was presented.
This post includes insights on this approach and an interview with Dr Stephan Grupp on the pediatric data.
Start-up Juno Therapeutics is now in control of a legal dispute between St Jude Children’s Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania over chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells intellectual property that contributed to the development of CTL019 licensed by Penn to Novartis. Penn are seeking to invalidate a St Jude patent that if upheld, CTL019 may infringe.
Juno Therapeutics is a start-up company with a mission to revolutionize the treatment of blood cancers through the use of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) modified T cell therapy. The company recently launched with $120 million of series A funding. One of the scientific founders is Renier Brentjens MD, PhD, the Director of Cell Therapeutics at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. He kindly gave an interview while at the ASH annual meeting in New Orleans.
For many attendees, the most exciting news at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) held last December in Atlanta was the prospect of personalized T cell therapy for the treatment of patients with B cell cancers such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).