New Antibody Therapy for Head & Neck Cancer

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👤 New Antibody Therapy for Head & Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the tonsils, mouth, nose, sinuses, throat, and salivary glands. There are over a dozen approved drugs to treat head and neck cancer. Nevertheless, new medicines are being developed and tested that expand and improve upon traditional treatment modalities. We’ll focus on checkpoint inhibitors here 👇🏼

1/ What are checkpoint inhibitors? Checkpoint inhibitors are fundamental mechanisms part of our immune system that fine-tune and control the body’s immune response. But cancer is clever; many cancers hijack these checkpoints, preventing an immune response to cancer and allowing the tumor cells to proliferate unchecked.

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