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postheadericon Mesothelioma Treatment / Immunotherapy

How Immunotherapy Works


Every cell in our body contains markers that are unique proteins that help the immune system to identify them, they are almost like a tag name for the cells.

How Immunotherapy Works

Every cell in our body contains markers that are unique proteins that help the immune system to identify them, they are almost like a tag name for the cells. Self-markers to inform your immune system, certain cells is a part of your body and should not be attacked. Non-self markers means that the cells, bacteria, viruses, or other body antigen, which is an invader who must be attacked.

Mesothelioma is allowed to spread through the body, because the cancer cells it is composed not of a Non-recognizable markers. In other words, the immune system does not recognize these cells as a threat and respond effectively to them. Immunotherapy works "training" the immune system to recognize and respond to cancer cells.

One way to do it just to make antibodies to cancer cells in the laboratory. antibody protein that attaches to the antigen, allowing the body to recognize it as an intrusion into the body. Researchers are developing technology for the removal of cancer cells, develop antibodies to it, and place of these antibodies in the patient's immune system.

Another form of immunotherapy involves changing the cancer cells themselves to make them more recognizable to the immune system. A few cancer cells can be removed from the patient's body, modified to implement the Non markers, and then replace the patient's body. As they multiply, the immune system will learn to recognize and attack these cells.

The future of mesothelioma Immunotherapy

While mesothelioma immunotherapy has been primarily tested in animal studies and some clinical trials using human patients. She has not yet become typical for the treatment of mesothelioma. Nevertheless, initial results are promising, and future immunotherapy of mesothelioma can be safe, effective treatment of this tragic condition.



  Publication date: 21 November, 2010





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