Spotlight on Science talk on 9 July: Immunotherapy - a new dawn in cancer treatment?

Immunotherapy is a revolutionary procedure that uses a patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. Trials have shown encouraging survival rates in patients and fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy, including for the most aggressive of cancers.

But this ray of hope comes at a high price; since many treatments are bespoke, the costs involved are often prohibitive.

Immunotherapy - cancer cells

New immunotherapy treatment could lead to better, cheaper results for pancreatic cancer

A new immunotherapy treatment has shown dramatic results in treating advanced pancreatic cancer, a deadly cancer that has seen little progress in treatment over the last 20 years.

7 September 2016