Immune system guardians or scouts, called dendritic cells, go out and gather pieces of dead tumor cells to study. Then, they take their new intel to their home bases, the lymph nodes.
Dendritic cells brief the soldier cells, T cells and B Cells, on which cells to attack.
The dendritic cells then mobilize the T-Cells, making them expand and spread throughout your body. These T-Cells and B-Cells search for all the enemy tumors and then attack.
Immunotherapy aids in this process by eliminating some of the major tricks cancerous cells use to slip by immune system security checkpoints.
So far, immunotherapy is showing breakthrough progress for some cancer patients, so its studies and funding to improve and understand immuno-oncology are growing every day.
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