As the cancer treatment landscape shifts from traditional to immune-targeted therapies, it’s important to understand the benefits and limitations of each approach. By examining the faces of immunotherapy, we can best understand how immunotherapy is changing the world.
The treatment of many cancer types can vary quite widely. Different cancers and stages denote slightly different methods of treatment. While the early stages of some cancers – especially skin cancer – can sometimes require only minor surgery, others can require highly damaging doses of radiation and chemotherapy. With immunotherapy, companies like OncoSec are hoping to increase the number of available cancer treatments that are less damaging to the body. One specific cancer that we’re targeting is Merkel cell carcinoma.