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Why Does Immunotherapy Work for Some but Not for Others?

  • 10 July 2017
  • Author: Erma Shaw
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When an immunotherapy drug is given to a patient with cancer but the cancer does not respond, doctors and researchers may not always know why. Did the patient’s immune system simply not respond to this treatment, but the cancer of another patient does respond?

“Not everyone responds to these drugs right now,” says Pamela Crilley, MD, Chair, Department of Medical Oncology, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and Medical Oncologist at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia. “There’s ongoing investigation into understanding why that is, and what can be done to increase the response rate.” Read More

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