What is immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy is an innovative treatment approach that empowers the human immune system to overcome cancer and other debilitating diseases.
The immune system is well-known for its remarkable ability to locate, recognize and attack invaders like the virus that causes the common cold. However, the immune system is not always able to eliminate cancer cells when they form. And once malignant tumors develop, they can use a variety of evasion tactics to outwit the immune system.
Scientists are discovering new ways to tap into the immune system's inherent disease-fighting power and give it the upper hand against cancer.
The most exciting part? Because immunotherapies harness the immune system to recognize and target diseases cells, but avoid healthy cells, they have the potential to be more effective while causing fewer side effects common to traditional cancer treatments.