How Many Common Types of Immunotherapy Against Prostate Cancer?

Q:  
If I want to take the immunotherapy as a treatment of my prostate cancer, how many choices do I have?
A:
Immunotherapy means protecting yourself and fighting the diseases by your immune system naturally. But sometimes, it may do harm to you. So you should ask for your doctor’s advice at first. The following choices are for your reference:

Monoclonal Antibodies

  • Naked monoclonal antibodies.
  • Conjugated monoclonal antibodies.
  • Bispecific monoclonal antibodies.

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

  • PD-1 or PD-L1 inhibitors
  • CTLA-4 inhibitors

Cancer Vaccines

Adoptive T Cell Transfer

General Immunotherapies

  • Interferons, interleukins
  • Colony Stimulating Factors
  • Other drugs including, imiquimod (Zyclara), lenalidomide (Revlimid), pomalidomide (Pomalyst), and thalidomide (Thalomid) kick-start immune reactions and are used to treat some cancers.

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