Immunotherapy is a new form of treatment that supercharges the patient's own immune system to destroy cancer cells.
It is different from chemotherapy or radiation. It is also different from a stem cell transplant.
There are many forms of immunotherapy being studied by scientists but the one drawing most attention is Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy or CAR T-cell therapy.
On the What is CAR T-cell therapy? page of our website, you will find information about
- what's involved in undergoing CAR T-cell therapy
- who's a good candidate for this new treatment
- how long it takes
- potential side effects
- the role of the caregiver
Watch a video about CAR T-cell therapy
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