IFOM Cancer Immunotherapy - Pills of science

Pills of science

Cancer Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is one of the most innovative and promising strategies for cancer treatment. How does it work? Which are the molecular mechanisms underlying this approach? How many drugs are available?

Cancer immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is one of the most innovative and promising strategies for cancer treatment. How does it work? Which are the molecular mechanisms underlying this approach? How many drugs are available?

Youscientist . Cancer and immunotherapy

Immunesurveillance

Immunesurveillance is the ability of our immune system to distinguish between normal and cancer cells. How does it work? And how do cancer cells escape the control of the immune system?

Youscientist . Cancer and immunotherapy

Non specific immunotherapy

Non specific immunotherapy boosts our immune system so that it can react more, also towards cancer cells. How does it work? And which drugs are used in tumour treatments?

Youscientist . Cancer and immunotherapy

Monoclonal antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies are one of the most recent weapons to fight cancer. How do they work? How do scientists produce them? And which drugs are used in tumour treatments?

Youscientist . Cancer and immunotherapy

Immune checkpoint inhibitors

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are specific stop signals that tell the immune system when to stop its response. What happens in tumours? How do cancer cells block the immune system? Is it possible to remove this obstacle?

Youscientist . Cancer and immunotherapy

Cancer vaccines

Vaccines enable the immune system to be stimulated in an active and specific way. Recently several tumour vaccines have been developed both in cancer prevention and treatment. How many cancer vaccines do exist? And how do they work?

Youscientist . Cancer and immunotherapy

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