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Archives for April 2nd, 2012

First-of-its-kind Study of Peptide Vaccine by Pittsburgh Researchers Shows Evidence of Immunological Response in Children with Gliomas

PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2012 – In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) Brain Tumor Program have demonstrated that peptide vaccines in children with gliomas, the most common type of brain tumor, not only were well-tolerated but also showed evidence of immunological responses. The [...]

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UPCI, Pitt Researchers Gain Better Understanding of Radiation-Mitigator Drug

PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2012 – Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have a better way of understanding how a drug used to protect against and mitigate irradiation damage interacts inside human cells. Results of the study will be presented today at the AACR Annual Meeting [...]

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