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Boosting our immune system to treat tumours

Dr Tho Lye Mun

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The immune system is our body’s armed forces, designed to defend our body against all intruders that seek to harm us.

So, why doesn’t it seem to work when it comes to cancer?

Well, the answer is that cancer cells can be really crafty, employing a number of strategies to avoid being sought out and destroyed by our body’s soldiers.

That is why we humans had to get even craftier.

Immunotherapy is a form of cancer treatment that helps our immune system in its fight against cancer.

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