Immunotherapy is a collective term for treatments that encourage the immune system to attack cancer. The treatment is promising, but there are also many obstacles to overcome. Ewout Landeloos, PhD researcher (VIB) and associate physician (UZ Leuven), spoke extensively during the Nerdland Festival live taping.
Ewout Landeloos is an Assistant Physician at the University Hospital Leuven and a PhD researcher at the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) and KU Leuven, more specifically in the Laboratory of Molecular Cancer Biology of the Center for Cancer Biology, under the direction of Prof. Jean-Christophe Marin. This lab studies melanoma in all its aspects, from its origin and growth to metastasis and response to treatment.
In this episode you will learn…
… What is Immunotherapy
… What shapes are there
…how immunotherapy differs from ‘classic’ cancer treatments
… How is the treatment applied in the hospital
…Why does immunotherapy not help every cancer patient
…how our immune system can beat cancer
… whether we can vaccinate ourselves against cancer
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