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Understanding Immunology

Immunotherapies are new types of cancer treatments that give your body's immune system the ability to see and target cancer cells. In this series, you will learn about your immune system and immunotherapy.

The immune system is a multi-layered defense system. In this video you will learn about your body’s innate and adaptive immune systems and how they work together to respond to bacteria, viruses, and cancer.

In this video you will learn about cancer drugs that help your immune system kill cancer cells. You will also learn about vaccines that teach the body’s immune system to wipe out viruses that can cause cancer.

In this video you will learn about the research now underway to develop vaccines that can be used to treat breast cancer.

A new class of drugs called checkpoint inhibitors are now being studied in breast cancer clinical trials. In this video you will learn how these drugs are able to get your immune system to kill cancer cells.

Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy or CAR-T is a personalized cancer therapy that teaches the immune system's T cells to target cancer cells. In this video you will learn how this treatment works and why it is now being studied in breast cancer.