What Is Immunotherapy? The Next Wave in Cancer Treatment, Explained

For decades, the most effective treatments for cancer have involved surgery and rounds of chemotherapy or radiation. But some of those treatments can harm healthy cells, which is why advancements that harness the power of the immune system are a big deal. 

“Some patients have truly remarkable responses to immunotherapy that last for years—in some cases so many years that we think these patients may even be cured of their disease,” says Ezra Cohen, M.D., codirector of the Precision Immunotherapy Clinic at UC San Diego Health. [Read more…]