Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

 

The concept of ‘teaching’ the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells has been around for 100 years. During this time, much has been learned about the immune system and specific immunotherapeutic strategies for cancers are being developed. Two new immunotherapeutic anticancer drugs have recently received approval and several other drugs are in late-stage development, ushering in a new era in anticancer immunotherapy.
This 7:31 minute animated video takes an audio-visual journey through the different approaches that are being investigated to harness the immune system to treat cancer.

REFERENCES

Nature Immunology. (2012). Immunotherapy: Boosting the immune system to fight cancer. See video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NNjDjXSJt0

 

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