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These medications slow the growth and spread of cancer by provoking the body’s immune system to fight disease. Immunotherapy treatments are the newest class of anti-cancer drugs. Some available for treatment today; others are being developed and will be available for treatment soon.
Immunotherapy is the newest class of medications used to fight cancer and is being used with increasing frequency across a wide array of cancers including lymphoma, melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, bladder and kidney cancer, and some head and neck cancers. Immunotherapies are being studied as potential treatments in a number of other cancers.
Immunotherapy often works more effectively in combination with other drug therapies like chemotherapy.
Our program finds new ways to harness the immune system to fight cancer. Our physician scientists develop innovative treatments and deliver mechanisms to provide durable, robust cancer immune responses.