Immunotherapy for Cancer
Immunotherapy helps treat cancer by supporting the body’s immune system. It can restore, boost, or redirect the immune system.
Immunotherapy may use cells from a person’s body, such as a type of white blood cell called a T cell. Or it may use proteins or bacteria that have been enhanced in the lab, so they can help the immune system find and destroy the cancer cells.
Immunotherapy for cancer includes:
- Medicines, such as checkpoint inhibitors, cytokines, and monoclonal antibodies.
- Immune cell therapies, such as CAR T-cell therapy.
- Treatment vaccines, such as Sipuleucel-T.
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