Video: Immunotherapy

In the 9th episode of “What Does That Really Mean”?, Medical Outreach Director Kaylen Jackson discusses immunotherapy. This upcoming cancer treatment is in clinical stages but shows promise for treating mesothelioma cancer patients. For more information on immunotherapy stay tuned for the rest of the videos in this series.

Transcript:

“Hi, I’m Kaylen and I’m the Medical Outreach Director for the Mesothelioma Center. And today I’m going to be talking to you about immunotherapy.

Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to fight disease. It is designed to induce, enhance or suppress a natural immune response. In cancer treatment, immunotherapy is used to stimulate the body’s own natural immune responses to more efficiently reject, attack and destroy the malignant cells that are responsible for the disease. Currently, around the world, there are a number of immunotherapy trials taking place to treat mesothelioma.

Over the next few weeks I will be going over the history, current uses, and logistics of this up and coming therapy. I hope you’ll tune in and join us, and in the meantime please contact us if you have any questions at all.

Thanks for watching and see you next time.”

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Nadia Persaud joined the Mesothelioma Center in 2011 as the Social Media Community Analyst. She is excited to be spreading awareness about asbestos safety and new developments in the industry with our online community. If you have a story idea for Nadia, please email her at npersaud@asbestos.com.

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