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Expert Exchange: Children’s Mercy Physician’s Research Improves Pediatric Cancer Treatment
Expert Exchange: Children’s Mercy Physician’s Research Improves Pediatric Cancer Treatment

All creatures have a spectacular arrangement of cells. When these cells are at their best, the body functions properly. The opposite is true, however, when these cells decl…

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Saint Luke’s Director Says the Answer to the Immune System’s Role in Fighting Cancer is Hidden in Plain Sight
Saint Luke’s Director Says the Answer to the Immune System’s Role in Fighting Cancer is Hidden in Plain Sight

The immune system protects the body by identifying and eliminating potential threats such as infections, toxins, and cancers, however, many cancers have developed ingenious…

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The University of Kansas Cancer Center's Next Chapter in Immunotherapy
The University of Kansas Cancer Center's Next Chapter in Immunotherapy

The concept of harnessing our body’s natural defenses to ward off disease has been around for more than 135 years. Over the last few decades, incremental steps in basic res…

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University of Missouri Scientists Killing Cancer by Unleashing the Body’s Own Immune System
University of Missouri Scientists Killing Cancer by Unleashing the Body’s Own Immune System

The body’s immune system is the first line of defense against infections like bacteria, viruses or cancers. Some cancers, however, have developed the art of molecular decep…

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Children’s Mercy Opens New Research Building, Accelerating the Discovery of Cures and Transforming Pediatric Care
Children’s Mercy Opens New Research Building, Accelerating the Discovery of Cures and Transforming Pediatric Care

Children’s Mercy has opened its new 9-story, 375,000 square-foot, pediatric research facility located on the hospital’s Adele Hall campus in the heart of downtown Kansas Ci…

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Genetics Play a Role in Our Immune Response to Cancer Treatment
Genetics Play a Role in Our Immune Response to Cancer Treatment

Checkpoint inhibitors have been a breakthrough treatment for cancer, however, they only benefit about 15% of patients across different types of cancer. Thus, there is an un…

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