Cancer Types

Immunotherapy as a cancer treatment is a fast-growing area of research. As scientists and doctors learn more about how the immune system can be trained to find and fight cancer cells, new drugs are being approved, widening the circle of cancer types that can be treated with immunotherapy. Following are some of the cancer types being treated with immunotherapy strategies.


Talk with your doctor to find out if you meet the criteria required. Because immunotherapy depends on a functioning immune system, it may be important that you not have an autoimmune disorder or are not taking immunosuppressive medications. After considering these and other factors, such as your overall health, type and stage of your cancer and your treatment history, your doctor will determine if you are a candidate for immunotherapy.

Additional Resources

There are many organizations dedicated to all facets of the cancer treatment and research process. Here are a few cancer-specific organizations as starting places to find additional information:

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

American Cancer Society
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Bladder Cancer

American Bladder Cancer Society
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
United Ostomy Associations of America Inc.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Cancer Research Institute

Follicular Lymphoma

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lymphoma Information Network
Lymphoma Research Foundation

Hairy Cell Leukemia

Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Head and Neck Cancer

American Cancer Society
HNC Living Foundation
National Cancer Institute

Hodgkin Lymphoma

American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute