Immunotherapy

Opdivo (Nivolumab): Uses, Actions, and Side Effects 1X

Opdivo (Nivolumab): Uses, Actions, and Side Effects

What is the immunotherapy drug Opdivo (nivolumab,) how does it work, what cancers is it approved for, and what are the common side effects? The immunotherapy drug Opdivo (nivolumab) is now approved for several cancers that are metastatic (such as...

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Immunotherapy for Cancer

Immunotherapy includes different types of treatments that use the immune system to fight cancer. Learn how they work and what to expect.

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What Is Chemoimmunotherapy?

Chemoimmunotherapy combines chemotherapy and immunotherapy to treat cancer. Learn about the benefits, risks, and examples currently being used. Chemoimmunotherapy means combining chemotherapy drugs with immunotherapy drugs to treat cancer. Yet, in...

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Pseudo-Progression With Cancer Treatment

Pseudoprogression refers to the apparent increase in tumor size on imaging even though it is actually responding to immunotherapy drugs. Learn more. Pseudoprogression of cancer, or the apparent worsening of a cancer when it's actually improving, is...

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Opdivo (Nivolumab): Uses, Actions, and Side Effects

What is the immunotherapy drug Opdivo (nivolumab,) how does it work, what cancers is it approved for, and what are the common side effects? The immunotherapy drug Opdivo (nivolumab) is now approved for several cancers that are metastatic (such as...

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Who Is Likely to Benefit From Immune Checkpoint Blockade?

Read how experts are investigating biomarkers to help predict who will benefit from immune checkpoint blockade, a revolutionary type of immunotherapy. The idea of using a person's own immune system to fight off cancer is not novel, but getting this...

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What to Know About Yervoy (Ipilimumab)

Yervoy is an immunotherapy used to treat melanoma, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, kidney cancer, and mesothelioma. Yervoy (ipilimumab) is an immunotherapy drug approved to treat a variety of cancers, including melanoma,...

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What to Know About Tecentriq (Atezolizumab)

Tecentriq is an immunotherapy drug used to treat some types of cancer. It affects the way the immune system responds to and fights cancer cells. Tecentriq (atezolizumab) is an immunotherapy drug that works to fight off some types of cancer....

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What Is a Durable Response With Cancer Treatment?

The term durable response is used to describe a prolonged response to cancer treatment. Learn what it means, when it may occur, and with what cancers. The term durable response with cancer treatment is now used quite often, but can be very confusing...

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