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Learn more about this revolutionary cancer treatment.
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Meet the CRI scientists committed to the development of immunotherapy.
Immunotherapy has the power to become a cure for all cancers—already working to successfully treat some previously incurable cancers.
Immunotherapy promises to change the lives of all people affected by cancer. Get to know the unique benefits of cancer immunotherapy below.
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
Immunotherapy treatment harnesses the body's natural strength to fight cancer—empowering the immune system to conquer more types of cancer and save more lives.
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Patients in the U.S. who have advanced nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer can now receive Keytruda as part of initial treatment regardless of PD-L1 expression
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