According to the American Cancer Society, in the last 10 years, there’s been a lot of progress in the treatment of childhood cancers. Since the mid-1970s, survival rates have increased from 60% to 90% for certain cancers.
Many pediatric cancer patients respond well to standard treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. But for some children treatment stops working and for others, standard treatments are not effective, leaving few other treatment options for these children.
The good news is that the rapid developments in immunotherapy could offer great promise for many children battling cancer. Immunotherapy uses the body’s own immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells. read more →