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 — a complex conglomerate that includes disease-fighting cells and proteins — is well-known for its remarkable ability to locate, recognize and attack invaders like 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.
Thanks to continually evolving research, scientists have discovered 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 patient’s own immune system, they are far less likely to produce the side effects common to traditional cancer treatments.