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Exploring the Power of Immuno-Oncology

Immuno-Oncology (I-O) research aims to offer renewed hope and the potential of a longer life to patients with advanced cancer.

 
 

What is Immuno-Oncology?

"Immuno" in Immuno-Oncology (I-O) refers to your immune system. I-O uses drugs known as immunotherapies that target your body’s immune system to help fight cancer.
Here's an analogy to explain the concept:

 

Healthy Body

Imagine your body as a garden, where the soil is your immune system. When you’re healthy, the soil is rich and well tended, and the garden is green. Normally, the soil is able to prevent weeds from growing out of control.

Body with Cancer

Cancer cells are like weeds in your garden. Sometimes the soil can allow weeds to grow and spread, and soon, the entire garden suffers as your plants compete for space and nutrients.

Body with Cancer and I-O

I-O is like adding weed-control fertilizer to the soil. It enriches the garden's existing soil.

Body with Cancer and I-O

Now the soil can help keep the weeds under control and can maintain the garden’s health.

 
 
 

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Complex network of cells and molecules that protects the body from foreign substances