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Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer Part 2 -Immunotherapy
14/06/17    by: Dr Peter Ang , Dr Thomas Soh


As discussed in Part 1, immune surveillance is important in preventing cancer. It was noted more than 100 years ago, that cancers had immune cells around them known as lymphocytes or tumour infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs).

In the simplest description, the process of developing...

Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer - Part 1
19/04/17    by: Dr Peter Ang


Many people would be familiar with therapies to treat cancer including chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and even targeted therapy. There has been excitement and news of boosting or harnessing the immune system as treatment in some cancers. Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that...