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Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor. Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Using the Immune System to Treat Cancer

Immunotherapies are treatments that restore or enhance the immune system’s ability to fight cancer. NCI has long supported research in this important area, with a number of promising efforts underway. At its October meeting, the NCI Council of Research Advocates discussed ways advocates could help.