It takes two brakes to stop cancer?

Reading time: 4 minutes Manisit Das In the past, we have discussed checkpoint inhibitors – therapies that block communication between cancer and immune cells, preventing cancer cells from evading the immune system. Dr. James Allison and Dr. Tasuku Honjo, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2018 for their pioneering work in cancer immunotherapy… Continue Reading →

Double agents save the day?

Reading time: 6 minutes Manisit Das Sometimes double agents can be critical players in changing the course of conflicts, wars, and history. If you are a Potterhead like me, you are probably aware of how Professor Severus Snape played an important role in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. He instigated many of the major… Continue Reading →

Team OncoBites

Here at OncoBites, a team of cancer professionals and advocates has gathered to share cutting-edge research with a non-specialist audience. Manisit Das (Co-Founder) Manisit is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at UNC-Chapel Hill. Manisit’s research focuses on adjusting the immune suppressed tumor environment in pancreatic cancer using nanoparticles for… Continue Reading →

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