Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy that uses the body's immune system to fight disease. The cells, antibodies, and organs of the immune system work to protect and defend the body. The immune system might also be able to determine the difference between healthy cells and cancer cells in the body, and eliminate the cancer cells.
Immunotherapies are designed to boost the immune system, either directly or indirectly, by assisting in:
• Making cancer cells more recognizable by the immune system, and therefore more susceptible to destruction by the immune system
• Boosting the killing power of immune system cells
• Changing the way cancer cells grow, so that they act more like healthy cells
• Stopping the process that changes a normal cell into a cancerous cell
• Enhancing the body's ability to repair or replace normal cells damaged or destroyed by other forms of cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation
• Preventing cancer cells from spreading to other parts of the body
In our hospital, CAR-T therapy
, PD-1/PD-L1 drugs, NK therapy and CIK therapy are under clinic trial. Our hospital start CAR-T clinic trial from 2015, finished 265 cases until the end of 2017. The complete remiss(CR) rate is 90%.