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How in The World Does Our Immune System Work? Immunotherapy 101 for Lung Cancer

October 16, 2023

Immunotherapy is a cutting-edge treatment for lung cancer. Learn all about it.

HOST: Hildy Grossman, Co-Host: Jordan Rich

GUESTS: David Barbie, MD, Oncologist, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

We often hear about our immune system, but outside of science class, few of us understand how it works. Whether your last brush with science was high school biology or you are a career scientist, there is much to learn from Dr. David Barbie. He discusses the role our immune system plays as a protector against infection, and how understanding the immune system’s mechanisms of action has led researchers to develop immunotherapies to treat cancer. He also answers how advanced lung cancer patients and their treatment team choose among chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy. This is a podcast you will want to be sure to listen to.