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New ‘SLICE’ Tool Can Massively Expand Immune System’s Cancer-Fighting Repertoire

Immunotherapy can cure some cancers that until fairly recently were considered fatal. In addition to developing drugs that boost the immune system’s cancer-fighting abilities, scientists are becoming expert at manipulating a patient’s own immune cells, turning them into cancer-killing armies. But cancers have tricks to evade attack, so scientists are racing to outmaneuver cancer and… Read More »

New milestone for two data exchange alliances

Two industry initiatives that have worked together to advance interoperability are teaming again to further expand connectivity. Commonwell Health Alliance, a vendor-led organization that embeds interoperability services into health information systems, brings its 3-year-old health information exchange to the table. Carequality has been working on a governance framework that enables different networks to link to… Read More »

Cell Phones and Cancer—Yes, Again

Sometimes, it is hard to believe that just 25 years ago, few people had cell phones. Now, it’s hard to imagine life without them. Of course, cell phones have come a long way from their original function of simply allowing us to make calls while away from home: expanding to offer texting capabilities, mobile computing,… Read More »