- Relies on the immune response and the immunologic memory.5
- The immunologic memory is a distinct characteristic of the immune system. It allows our immune systems to quickly and specifically recognize an antigen that our bodies have previously encountered.5
- There are two types of immune responses, the innate and the adaptive.
- The innate response is an antigen-independent response that is immediate and has no immunologic memory.3,4
- The adaptive response is an antigen-dependent and antigen-specific response with the capacity for immunologic memory.3,4
Why it matters...
- Research in cancer immunotherapy has increased our understanding of the potential to harness the immune system to attack cancer cells.6
- Continuing to research combination I-O therapies may address the needs of future patients with cancer.7