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Understanding Immuno-Oncology Trials

Source: Chiltern
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By Sharon Moore, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Chiltern

The immune system is a very finely tuned system and is designed to protect the body against attack from pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites, by targeting and destroying them. Its role also involves targeting and destroying cancer cells, and immuno-oncology therapeutics are designed to augment the immune response, helping the immune system to recognize the malignancy as foreign and therefore to attack it.