Immunotherapy Boosts Immune System To Kill Cancer Cells

Feb 12, 2016

Emerging cancer treatments now include immunotherapy medicines which boost the immune system to kill cancer cells.
Credit Shuhua Yue / Purdue University image

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.