Global News takes a look into the science of immunotherapy

Could immunotherapy – a novel method of treatment that harnesses your body’s own immune system to fight cancer – be the new front line for cancer treatment?


Global News 16X9 is providing viewers with a look at immunotherapy – a concept that is being dubbed the fourth pillar for cancer treatment. This approach to treatment is being led by many of the BioCanRx investigators who are taking hope to a whole new level.


Biotherapeutics – including cancer-killing viruses, and immunotherapy (immune cell therapies and antibody therapies) – all have tools that power the immune system and target the cancer cells, all the while leaving healthy cells alone. This approach has been explored for many centuries but only recently promising results have given researchers good reason to believe that these therapies will make a real difference in the lives of cancer patients. Visit our biotherapeutics information page to learn more!


Watch and read: ‘This is it’: the cancer treatment that has doctors talking about a cure and Behind the science of cancer-fighting immunotherapy


To learn more about immunotherapy, watch The Fourth Pillar, on Global’s 16×9
on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at 7pm.