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Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month: What Do You Need to Know?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

To recognize Cancer Immunotherapy Awareness Month this month, we answer some commonly asked questions and offer resources to learn more about this treatment.

Psychosocial Distress and Access to Resources: Preliminary Findings from Immunotherapy & Me

Friday, March 8, 2019

On February 28, 2019, we presented new research findings from an innovative research and activation program called Immunotherapy & Me at the 2019 ASCO-SITC Clinical Immuno-Oncology Symposium in San Francisco, CA. The poster presentation summarizes responses concerning the emotional and support needs of immunotherapy patients across multiple tumor types. Here is a post about the significance of our preliminary findings.

How Precise is Precision Medicine?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

While government officials and the medical community celebrate advances in precision medicine, patients often struggle to navigate a treatment landscape that increasingly resembles science fiction.

Cancer Support Community's Immunotherapy Resources Featured in Washington Post

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Today’s edition of the Washington Post highlights the Cancer Support Community’s immunotherapy-related resources for patients.

Understanding Immunotherapy

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Are you on an immunotherapy? It seems like a simple question, but there is actually a lot of confusion about what immunotherapy is and how it works.

This Moment in Cancer: How Researchers Are Putting The Body's Own Army To Work To Fight Cancer

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This week we are excited to present an excerpt from This Moment in Cancer, a health blog at 90.9 WBUR—Boston’s NPR News Station. In the post by Karen Weintraub, “How Researchers Are Putting The Body's Own Army To Work To Fight Cancer,” chemotherapy as a cancer treatment option is discussed:

Radiation, chemotherapy and surgery are great at shrinking or cutting out tumors. But these approaches can miss cancer cells that then seed new tumors.

That’s why researchers are increasingly pinning their hopes on a new treatment strategy

The Treatment Options of Today

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

One of the most exciting developing treatment options for cancer patients is immunotherapy. Because cancer cells are generated from our own cells, our immune system often has trouble discerning them from healthy cells. Immuno-oncology addresses this problem head-on, either by boosting the immune system generally to help it fight off cancer cells or by enabling the immune system to better distinguish cancer cells from healthy cells.

What President Carter’s Announcement Teaches Us about Immunotherapy

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

This week, President Jimmy Carter announced he has been declared N.E.D (No Evidence of Disease) after undergoing treatment for metastatic melanoma, which was diagnosed in August of this year. President Carter credits this happy announcement to an immunotherapy treatment he received. Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to control cancer. Here’s what we know about this exciting new treatment option and how it works.

New Video Explains Immunotherapy Treatment Options for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

What is cancer immunotherapy? How does immunotherapy work to control cancer? Should I consider participating in a cancer immunotherapy clinical trial?

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