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1

What is antibody therapy

Antibodies target cancer cell specific antigens and induce an immunological response against the target cancer cell

2

What is the origin and significance of Rituxumab

Is a antibody against protein CD20, found on the surface of immune system B cells. Rituxumab destroys B cells and there used to treat diseases.

3

How is CRISPR is being used in cancer therapy

Edits genes and creates designer immune cells programmed to hunt out and kill cancer

4

What is the Cancer Genome Atlas project

Help us understand what turns a normal cell into a cancer cell by identifying the genomic changes in more than 20 different types of human cancer.

5

What is the immunotherapy revolution

Science of mobilizing the immune system to kill cancer has seen great progress in curing cancer patients.

6

How are companion animals helping to identify cancer genetics and with testing of potential therapy?

They serve as a great genetic model for cancer as they suffer from many diseases like we do.

7

How do cancers develop resistance to therapy

By using checkpoint blockade