March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady
Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.
Targeted Therapy 101: A Primer
July 17, 2017 | City of Hope
Cancer care has come a long way. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation have traditionally been the three pillars of cancer care, and they are still important treatments. But in recent years, newer “targeted therapies” have come on the scene.
Meditopes: Hitching cancer drugs to antibodies (w/VIDEO)
July 1, 2014 | Nicole White
Scientists have long searched for ways to bolster the immune system to fight diseases that seem to evade it, including cancer. City of Hope scientists discovered what they call a meditope, an opening in the center of an antibody and a peptide that fits neatly into it, creating the perfect "hitch" that allows medicines to be attached to the antibodies for delivery to tumor sites.