Although work still needs to be done, the results when immunotherapy is combined with hyperthermia, has been encouraging.
What Is Immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy utilizes a patient’s own immune system to combat cancer and is most effective in some types of cancers over others. The goal of immunotherapy is to boost the immune system itself so it can more effectively identify and attack cancerous cells without relying entirely on chemotherapy or radiation therapy, which have intense side effects. A common type of immunotherapy is the introduction of synthetic antibodies to restore or improve a weakened immune system. There is a growing body of research on the benefits of immunotherapy, and its role in cancer treatment has substantially increased over the last decade.