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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 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 […]

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A High Schooler's Perspective Immunotherapy

A brief history of immunotherapy and its effectiveness in cancer research

One of the most talked about forms of cancer treatment is also one of the most effective – we are discussing the use of immunotherapy… In our last article, we discussed the history and development of mustard gas and its contributions to cancer research. While the invention of mustard gas led to massive leaps in […]