What Is Cancer Immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy is a new class of cancer treatment that works to harness the innate powers of the immune system to fight cancer. Because of the immune system's unique properties, these therapies may hold greater potential than current treatment approaches to fight cancer more powerfully, to offer longer-term protection against the disease, to come with fewer side effects, and to benefit more patients with more cancer types.
The following infographic describes these unique properties, introduces key players in the immune 'arsenal,' and shows how researchers are working to create the best immunotherapies for patients today.
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What is Cancer Immunotherapy?