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A High Schooler's Perspective Immunotherapy

Monoclonal Antibodies

Immunotherapy, as its name suggests, heavily relies on the immune system in order to effectively deal with tumors in the body. As a result, people with a weakened immune system have a more difficult time fighting off any disease, let alone cancer, and the method of activating one’s immune system to fight disease is, in […]

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A High Schooler's Perspective Cancer Treatment

CAR T-Cells: A journey through cancer treatment

This article deals with CAR T-cells, a innovation in cancer treatment in the modern era that has shown great success and promise for a brighter future. As we continue on our journey to understanding cancer treatment, we have discussed various cancer treatments, such as immunosurveillance and monoclonal antibodies. This article deals with a novel cancer […]

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A High Schooler's Perspective Immunotherapy

Immunosurveillance – the science behind immunotherapy

This article takes a quick peek into the mechanisms responsible for immunotherapy’s success against cancer. In our last article, we discussed the early beginnings of cancer immunotherapy and here, we explain how the concepts of immunosurveillance and immune tolerance, crucial aspects of immunotherapy, have contributed to understanding and treating cancer.  The origins of immunosurveillance date […]