Understanding Immunotherapy

What is immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is a promising new approach to treat cancer. It is designed to boost the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer by using materials made by the body or in a laboratory to boost, target, or restore a person’s immune system.6

Immunotherapy is a biological therapy that uses substances made from living organisms to treat cancer.7 Certain types of immunotherapy attack cancer or slow its spread to other parts of the body. Others make it easier for the immune system to destroy cancer cells.6

Stop or slow the
growth of cancer cells;
Stop cancer from spreading
to other parts of the body;
Help the immune system
work better at destroying
cancer cells.

Immunotherapy treatment option is one of the most exciting new approaches for treating several types of cancer, including lung and bladder cancer.