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What types of cancer can monoclonal antibodies treat?

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Research is under way to see how monoclonal antibodies work for many cancer types. They’re experimental treatments for some, but they’re mainstream therapy for:

  • Brain cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Stomach cancer

From: Types of Immunotherapy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Cancer Vaccines,” “Immune checkpoint inhibitors to treat cancer,” “Monoclonal antibodies to treat cancer,” “Non-specific cancer immunotherapies and adjuvants,” “What is cancer immunotherapy?” “What’s new in cancer immunotherapy research?”

National Cancer Institute: “Immunotherapy.”

Mayo Clinic: “What cancers may be treated with monoclonal antibody drugs?”

Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal : “Adoptive T Cell Immunotherapy for Cancer.”

MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Immunotherapy.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 20, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Cancer Vaccines,” “Immune checkpoint inhibitors to treat cancer,” “Monoclonal antibodies to treat cancer,” “Non-specific cancer immunotherapies and adjuvants,” “What is cancer immunotherapy?” “What’s new in cancer immunotherapy research?”

National Cancer Institute: “Immunotherapy.”

Mayo Clinic: “What cancers may be treated with monoclonal antibody drugs?”

Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal : “Adoptive T Cell Immunotherapy for Cancer.”

MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Immunotherapy.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 20, 2019

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