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What is immunotherapy?
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Dr. James Gulley
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Educate Immune Cell
Immunotherapy involves a retraining of the immune system. This may include therapeutic vaccines or immune checkpoint inhibitors for patients with cancer. The goal is to train the body's immune system to behave more normally for example recognizing and attacking the cancer. This type of therapy has recently gained interest with the approval of immunotherapy agents for prostate cancer and melanoma.

In brief: Educate Immune Cell
Immunotherapy involves a retraining of the immune system. This may include therapeutic vaccines or immune checkpoint inhibitors for patients with cancer. The goal is to train the body's immune system to behave more normally for example recognizing and attacking the cancer. This type of therapy has recently gained interest with the approval of immunotherapy agents for prostate cancer and melanoma.
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Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Decrease sensitivity
Allergen immunotherapy is a form of treatment aimed at decreasing your sensitivity to substances called allergens.
These allergens are identified by allergy testing, and are the substances that trigger your allergy symptoms when you are exposed to them. Allergen immunotherapy involves injecting increasing amounts of an allergen to a patient over several months.

In brief: Decrease sensitivity
Allergen immunotherapy is a form of treatment aimed at decreasing your sensitivity to substances called allergens.
These allergens are identified by allergy testing, and are the substances that trigger your allergy symptoms when you are exposed to them. Allergen immunotherapy involves injecting increasing amounts of an allergen to a patient over several months.
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