Patient CONNECT

Cancer immunotherapy treatments harness the power of a patient’s own immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells.

Cancer Immunotherapy CONNECT, powered by SITC is your hub to learn about cancer immunotherapy and its potential for the future. Download a variety of resources in our library and connect to other patients and healthcare professionals in our online community to learn more about this powerful new treatment option for cancer.

Cancer immunotherapy treatments harness the power of a patient’s own immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells. The use of this treatment dates back to the late 1800s; however, the science has never before experienced such positive momentum in improving the lives of patients with cancer as in recent years.

As more immunotherapy treatments receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a variety of cancer types, stay connected with SITC for up-to-date resources and education about immunotherapy for cancer treatment.

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Patient Resources

Jan 17, 2017 2:56 PM
Learn what immunotherapy is from the Cancer Support Community's Frankly Speaking About Cancer series that includes PDFs on Your Immune System and Cancer Treatment, Your Immune System and Lung Cancer Treatment Fact Sheet, Your Immune System and Melanoma Treatment, and Car T Cell Immunotherapy as well...
Jan 17, 2017 11:57 AM
Proporciona información actual y esencial sobre la inmunoterapia como tratamiento para el melanoma. Esta guía sirve como un recurso para los pacientes y cuidadores para entender la inmunoterapia como un tratamiento contra el cáncer y qué esperar mientras se somete al tratamiento.
Jan 16, 2017 4:39 PM
From The Answer to Cancer, discover the "ABCDs" of the immune system and the immune support cells that target diseases (including cancer) and help you fight them as well as how your immune system works as a whole to answer the call of your body's defense. This information is intended as a resource...
Jan 16, 2017 4:28 PM
As more and more new cancer immunotherapy treatments become available, many are asking: What is cancer immunotherapy? And how does it compare to chemotherapy? From the Cancer Research Institute, this video compares and contrasts these two cancer treatments and is intended as a resource for individuals...

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Featured Videos

NSCLC Immunotherapy - Advancing Hope™

Launched in July of 2016, SITC presents the newest in a series of videos focusing on immunotherapy for NSCLC patients, the NSCLC Immunotherapy: Advancing HopeTM video provides an overview of the building blocks of the immune system and immunotherapy, while also highlighting some* of the available FDA approved immunotherapy treatments and potential side effects, and the importance of clinical trials.

SITC – Leading the Cancer Immunotherapy Evolution

For more than 30 years SITC (Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer) has been fighting for treatment and a cure for cancer through research and collaboration. SITC members all over the world are leading the charge against cancer. We’re traveling the globe to meet these thought leaders and demonstrate the crucial work that they’re doing to impact advances in both the science and clinical application of immunotherapy.