Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Steve Cara in an examination room at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Mr. Cara learned two years ago that he had advanced lung cancer, but immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors have helped wipe out the disease. Credit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

New drugs and methods of altering a patient’s own immune cells are helpingsome cancer patients — but not all — even when standard treatments fail.



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