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Immunotherapy Side Effects: What Patients Need to Know

Immunotherapy—a class of treatments that utilize the body’s immune system—has begun to revolutionize the landscape of cancer care. Due to the incredible power of the immune system, immunotherapy has been able to provide remarkable benefits for patients with a number of cancer type, including those for which there were previously no effective options. However, sometimes activating the immune system against cancer may lead to side effects and even autoimmune responses against healthy tissues.

In this webinar for patients and caregivers, our expert discusses our current understanding of the side effects that may result from immunotherapy as well as current strategies that are being explored to minimize these potentially harmful side effects and improve the patient experience.

Expert to be announced shortly. 

The "Cancer Immunotherapy and You" webinar series is produced by the Cancer Research Institute and is hosted by our science writer, Arthur Brodsky, Ph.D. The 2020 series is made possible with generous support from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Foundation Medicine.
Browse our Cancer Immunotherapy and You Webinar Series playlist on YouTube or visit the Webinars page on our website to see other webinars in this series.

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Foundation Medicine

*Immunotherapy results may vary from patient to patient.