Immunotherapy: Harnessing the Body’s Own Healing Power to Fight Cancer

Listen to Bill Klaproth discuss Immunotherapy with Dr. Barbara Galligan 

One of the most promising tools in an oncologist’s toolbox is immunotherapy. This treatment boosts the body’s own immune system so it can effectively destroy cancer cells. Immunotherapy has proven very effective in certain cancers, such as some melanomas and lung tumors. While immunotherapy is still unavailable at many community hospitals, it has been prescribed at Marin General Hospital for several years, with encouraging results.

Learn more as Dr. Barbara Galligan explains immunotherapy and how it works. Topics covered include how the treatment is administered, who is a good candidate, and potential side effects.

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