Learn how a revolutionary therapy uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer, offering patients and clinicians hope.
Physicians and researchers are looking for ways to harness the body’s ability to fight cancer through immunotherapy. Immune cells are designed to attack foreign cells. However, because of the ways cancer develops through healthy cells undergoing abnormal changes, the immune system does not always attack cancerous cells. Immunotherapy is designed to trigger the body’s own immune system helping it to target and destroy cancerous cells.
Different immunotherapy treatments tap into the immune system in individualized ways, from helping the body recognize cancer cells to boosting the immune system response. Some different types of immunotherapy include:
- Monoclonal antibodies
- Checkpoint blockade
- Cellular immunotherapy
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