In order to battle mesothelioma, it takes an expansive arsenal of weapons and precise methods of attack to be successful. Modern treatments have begun to employ immunotherapy, which works with the body’s immune system to help fight mesothelioma and control how the patient’s body reacts to certain cancer drugs.
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What’s the problem?
Your immune system is a series of body responses that ward off infections and diseases. Immunotherapy (or biological therapy) attempts to build up your immune system to fight cancer cells. It may involve gene therapy, monoclonal antibodies, or cytokine proteins such as interferons and interleukins.
- Gene Therapy – A gene therapy approach is designed to treat mesothelioma by correcting the genes that allow a cancerous tumor to grow, potentially controlling tumor size and spread. A number of gene therapy clinical trials are currently underway around the country.
- Monoclonal antibodies – Monoclonal antibody therapy is the most widely used form of immunotherapy for cancer available today. This is a passive immunotherapy, meaning it uses antibodies created in the laboratory rather than by the patient’s own immune system, and does not require the immune system itself to actively fight the cancer.
- Cytokine proteins – Cytokines are proteins which occur naturally in the human body, and which are are similar to hormones. The cytokine protein Interleukin–2 (IL2) is capable of stimulating the growth of immune system cells called “T–cells.”
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