Tune in to the FREE "Living Well with Myeloma" Teleconference on CAR T-Cell Therapy

The next “Living Well with Myeloma” teleconference will focus on CAR T-Cell Therapy: What Myeloma Patients&Caregivers Need to Know. It takes place on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT. Speakers are Dr. Rafat Abonour (Indiana Universityá Simon Cancer Center) and Dr. Edward Stadtmauer (University of Pennsylvania). CAR T cells, or chimeric antigen receptor T cells, are part of a class of cancer therapies known as immunotherapies. With CAR T-cell therapy, a patient's T cells are harvested and genetically reengineered to become better able to recognize and attack myeloma. The altered T cells are then reinfused into the body with the hope of fighting the disease. To learn about this exciting new therapy, register for free HERE. Pre-registration is highly recommended.
Source: International Myeloma Foundation - Category: Hematology Source Type: news

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AbstractThe construction of a tumor-associated carbohydrate antigen-zwitterionic polysaccharide conjugate, Thomsen-nouveau-polysaccharide A1 (Tn-PS A1, where Tn  = d-GalpNAc), has led to the development of a carbohydrate binding monoclonal antibody named Kt-IgM-8. Kt-IgM-8 was produced via hybridoma from Tn-PS A1 hyperimmunized Jackson Laboratory C57BL/6 mice, splenocytes and the murine myeloma cell line Sp2/0Ag14 with subsequent cloning on methyl cellulose semi-solid media. This in-house generated monoclonal antibody negates binding influenced from peptides, proteins, and lipids and preferentially binds mono...
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