British Pharmacological Culture celebrates the start of annual meeting The British Pharmacological Society today celebrated the start of its annual meeting, which will cover the latest research in drug discovery over another three times, including a special focus on discoveries in cancer treatment. He BPS Wintertime Meeting attracts over 800 pharmacologists from around the world and is being held in London on 18-20 December 2012. BPS members are focused on discovering and developing fresh medicines. Cancers dominates discussions as of this calendar year's BPS annual meeting, reflecting the significant effort and resource getting invested to take new cancer treatments from bench to bedside. remarks Professor Philip Routledge, BPS President.All rights reserved.. Antibodies boost immune system to fight childhood cancer, shows study Experts in the Antibody and Vaccine Group are suffering from two monoclonal antibodies called anti-4-1BB and anti-CD40 and investigated a third called anti-CTLA-4. Each one of these antibodies binds to a new focus on molecule in the disease fighting capability, potentially heightening the body's own immune response to cancers. In the July edition of Clinical Cancer Research Published, the study has shown that the antibodies raise the immune system to fight neuroblastoma – – a form of childhood cancers which grows from undeveloped cells of the nervous program.