What Is Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer?

Q: 

What is immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer?

A:

Immunotherapy is a cancer therapy that uses drugs to help the body’s immune system recognize and attack cancer. In areas where other therapies have failed, immune-based strategies to treat the disease during the early stages of development and new immunological approaches to treat advanced pancreatic cancer have been proved quite effective.

Immunotherapy works mainly in three aspects:

Enhancing the body’s immune system to stop or slow the growth of tumor.
Changing cell signals to stop or slow the growth of tumor.
Making tumors more susceptible to an immune system attack.

Now, as doctors and scientists around the world are actively investigating immunotherapy for treating a variety of cancers, new immunotherapies are offering more hope for many pancreatic cancer patients.

Keywords: immunotherapy metastatic pancreatic cancer, immunotherapy pancreatic cancer.

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