Dr. Ulrich Keilholz explains which modern drugs are used to treat cancer today. Immunotherapy provides new hope of targeting and destroying cancer cells in the future.
An FDA advisory panel has unanimously approved a leukemia treatment that could become the first gene therapy approved in the US. The panel hailed the drug as a "major advance" in the battle against childhood cancer.
Dr. Ulrich Keilholz explains how immunotherapy works and the chances of successful treatment. He also explains why immunotherapy works for some patients and not others, and what the potential side effects are.
Leading cancer doctors are convinced that immunotherapy has now surpassed chemotherapy. Most evidence comes from malignant melanomas, and this is also where most success has been seen. The dangers of immunotherapy are also being tested.
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