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The immune system is capable of dynamically adapting its defenses to any target. These extraordinary capabilities allow immunotherapies to unleash a powerful immune attack on cancer that adapts to the unique and ever-changing characteristics of each tumor, anywhere in the body.
Immunotherapy holds the potential to exceed the results of established cancer treatments, becoming more targeted and more effective than many chemotherapies—with fewer side effects.
Cancer immunotherapy—treatments that harness and enhance the innate powers of the immune system to fight cancer—represents the most promising new cancer treatment approach since the development of the first chemotherapies in the 1940s.
For more than 60 years, the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) has been the pioneer in advancing this new class of treatment.
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Immunotherapy enables the immune system to recognize and target cancer cells, making it a universal answer to cancer.
Immunotherapy has been an effective treatment for patients with certain types of cancer that have been resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatment (e.g., melanoma)
Immunotherapy can “train” the immune system to remember cancer cells. This “immunomemory” may result in longer-lasting remissions
Clinical studies on long-term overall survival have shown that the beneficial responses to cancer immunotherapy treatment are durable—that is, they can be maintained even after treatment is completed
CLIP Grants available for qualified scientists working to explore clinical questions aimed at improving effectiveness of immunotherapies.
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The final day of CICON17 explored two newer immunotherapy approaches that reflect broader understanding of tumor-immune interactions the field has come to appreciate.
Day 3 of the CICON17 focused on combination therapies, immunomodulators, overcoming immune suppression, and the role bacteria in our bodies play in immune control of cancer.