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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’s Council of Research Advocates chose immunotherapy as the focus of its October 21, 2014, meeting, including discussion of how advocates can help advance this important area of research.