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Immunotherapy Boosts Immune System To Kill Cancer Cells

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Shuhua Yue
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Human mammary gland structure created in research using a new imaging technology to reveal subtle changes in breast tissue, representing a potential tool to determine a woman's risk of developing breast cancer and to study ways of preventing the disease.

More than 1 million people in the United States will get cancer this year, and doctors are treating a growing number of these patients with immunotherapy,  a method that works a lot like a vaccine. 

About 30 different immunotherapy medicines are FDA approved, a majority of them in just the last four years.

Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Jill Sheridan reports on work being done in Indiana to help develop this emerging treatment.

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