Immunotherapy is the newest type of treatment available for people with cancer.
For decades, doctors and researchers have conducted clinical trials to further the progress in immunotherapy as cancer treatment. Former President Jimmy Carter’s success with immunotherapy for advanced melanoma and Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative have brought this new treatment type, as well as cancer treatments in general, into the spotlight for the general public.
The information herein, originally published in the Patient Resource Guide: Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Melanoma, is supplied to help improve your understanding of cancer immunotherapy and its use as a treatment for melanoma.
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The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a health care provider. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a health care provider, considering the unique characteristics of the patient. This information is intended only for residents of the United States and is current as of Sept. 16, 2016.