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Changing Cancer Treatments

Changing Cancer Treatments

February 18, 2015

Immunotherapy has shown remarkable gains in treating cancer by harnessing the body’s own immune system, and Dr. Jedd Wolchok, chief of the Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is one of the leading researchers in the field. His patient, senior staff writer at Salon.com Mary Elizabeth Williams, is the beneficiary of an early immunotherapy trial, and her metastatic melanoma vanished after months of treatment. They join us in the studio to explain how this treatment works and how it could change the way cancer is treated from now on. They are featured in the upcoming Ken Burns/Ark Media documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, as well as the WNYC/NPR series “Living Cancer.”

 

 

 

Article Source:

Changing Cancer Treatment. (2015, February 10). Retrieved February 18, 2015, from http://www.wnyc.org/story/changing-cancer-treatment-us/