Using Immunotherapy to Treat Brain Tumors

Tue Aug 20, 2019
Unlike cancers like melanoma, lymphoma, lung cancer and many others, brain tumors have not shown the same responsiveness to immunotherapy because of the immune environment of the brain. However, due to advancements in immunotherapy, William Curry, MD, co-director of Neuroscience and director of Neurosurgical Oncology, is optimistic about treating patients with brain tumors. In this video, he discusses the potential of using a personalized approach to vaccinating patients with their own tumor cells, which has demonstrated strong immune activity and safety in the lab.Read more here: Advances in Motion provides health care professionals with information about the latest breakthroughs, research and clinical advances from Massachusetts General Hospital. Subscribe: