“What is Immunotherapy?” Answered in Quick, Easy-to-Understand Video
New immunotherapy drugs (like those OHC has had a critical role in researching through clinical trials) are showing great promise in treating a growing list of often recurrent and difficult-to-treat cancers.
But what exactly is immunotherapy? And why does it hold so much promise? For many patients, the word is unknown and may sound intimidating. Fortunately, the concept is relatively easy to understand.
The idea of ‘teaching’ the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells is over a century old, but the development of immunotherapeutic strategies to fight cancer was slow for many decades. In recent years, we’ve learned a lot about the immune system as it relates to cancer, and a new, exciting era in anti-cancer immunotherapy is beginning.
Here to explain immunotherapy to you is a video featuring National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research scientist and physician Lauren Wood, M.D.
OHC is a recognized national leader of clinical trials and advanced cancer care treatments like immunotherapy. In fact, OHC is the region’s largest independent conductor of clinical trials. Contact OHC today to learn more about a clinical trial or immunotherapy that might be right for you.
Photo: The photo featured in this blog post is an illustration of a T cell attacking a cancer cell. To put it simply, T cells are a type of white blood cell that are critical to our immune system.