Cancer Immunotherapy

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Immunotherapy (or immune-therapy) is now becoming a front-line treatment for many tumour types and recently highlighted by the award of the Nobel Prize to Prof. A. Allison and Prof. Honjo who pioneered this new approach to treatment.

At this point, the question arises:
Why is there a need for therapy if the bodies own immune cells can kill cancer cells?

There are several types of immunotherapy, including:


  • Monoclonal antibodies and tumor-agnostic therapies

  • Non-specific immunotherapies

  • Oncolytic virus therapy

  • T-cell therapy

  • Cancer vaccines

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