Our bodies were built to fight cancer. Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that boosts the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer. It uses substances made by the body and/or in a laboratory to improve or restore immune system function.
An ablated tissue attracts and stimulates the body’s immune system cells. A local injection of the immunotherapy drugs, Yervoy® and Opdivo®, reacts with these cells and this combination can result in an effective anti-cancer immune response.
Yervoy® stimulates the immune system’s T cells to fight the cancer. Opdivo® allows the activated immune T cells to recognize and destroy remaining tumor cells.
This personalized vaccine treatment teaches the immune cells to fight the cancer right in the local tumor environment. Once trained, these immune cells can then go and attack cancer elsewhere in the body.
Fighting cancer is in our blood.