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New immunotherapy method targets tumor tissue only

MedicalXpress
 2021-09-13

Cover picture for the articleImmunotherapy drugs are promising new weapons in the fight against cancer, but they are so strong that they can be toxic to the rest of the human body. The basic idea behind immunotherapy drugs is simple. Doctors inject special kinds of drugs, especially proteins such as antibodies and cytokines prepared or modified in a lab, into a patient, where they activate the patient's immune cells—T-cells, NK cells, and so on—and help these cells fight the tumor. In short, immunotherapy drugs work like a powerful cocktail that boosts a patient's own immune system.

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