Immunotherapy as a Cancer Treatment- Update 3

After a lot of work and long days of research I have finally completed my Freshman Monroe Summer Research Project. While it was a long process, it was very interesting to research all the different types of immunotherapy and learn about the different clinical trial successes and failures. Throughout my research I have found that in the past few years the amount of research and clinical trials in immunotherapy has increased dramatically as scientists try and find a treatment or cure for cancer. Three major types of immunotherapy which have all had varying levels of success are monoclonal antibodies, immune checkpoint inhibitors, and cancer vaccines. [Read more…]

Immunotherapy as a Cancer Treatment- Update 2

As I mentioned in my previous update, I was trying to narrow down the scope of my project. I decided to focus on the 3 groups of immunotherapies which I encountered the most when I began my research.. These 3 categories were: cancer vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and immune checkpoint inhibitors. However, these three areas are not completely independent categories, as monoclonal antibodies are used as immune checkpoint inhibitors. This led me to think it might be best to understand the basics of each category of immunotherapy, but then focus on individual drugs.

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Immunotherapy as a Cancer Treatment: Update 1

I recently began my project which focuses on immunotherapy and its increasing usage as a treatment for cancer. To start my research, I have begun by compiling articles I found online that both describe different types of immunotherapy and discuss the various results of clinical trials.

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Immunotherapy as a Cancer Treatment

In the United States, half of the male population will develop cancer, and one third of women will develop cancer. The high rates of cancer have led to an increase in research and interest of the different types of cancer treatment available. By conducting this research, I am hoping to learn more about the treatments of cancer and the differences between these treatments.

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