Harvard Health Blog

Immunotherapy: What you need to know

By: Guru P. Sonpavde, MD, Contributor Not all that long ago, chemotherapy was the only option to treat most advanced (metastatic) cancers. Because these drugs work by destroying rapidly dividing cells, they harm some healthy cells such as hair follicles as well as cancer cells. In the past two decades, cancer treatment has been transformed by targeted drugs and the emergence of immunotherapy. Targeted drugs are designed to home in on specific…

To continue reading this article you must be registered.

Get Licensed Content to Harvard Health

If you are interested in licensing content from Harvard Health Publications, please contact us using our online form. Our licensing and business development professionals will help you leverage consumer health content from Harvard Medical School as a clear differentiator in helping achieve your business goals.

Contact Us

Customer Log In