Strategies Focusing on Immunologically Silent Tumors in Breast Cancer

Video

Rita Nanda, MD, explains how researchers are aiming to make immunologically silent tumors more inflamed. This video was filmed at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Rita Nanda, MD, explains how researchers are aiming to make immunologically silent tumors more inflamed. This video was filmed at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Rita Nanda, MD: Breast cancer has been behind other tumor types in terms of strategies for immunotherapy development, and I think that’s because historically breast cancers were believed to be immunogenically silent. There are certainly subsets of breast cancers that are immunogenically active and amenable to checkpoint inhibition, but still a large portion of breast cancers are not amenable to checkpoint inhibition. And so there are a number of strategies ongoing that are trying to turn immunogenically silent tumors into more inflamed tumors so that we can take advantage of immunotherapy strategies to help treat these types of diseases.

Related Videos
Hand holding a Narcan Evzio Naloxone nasal spray opioid drug overdose prevention medication
Image credit:  Gorodenkoff | stock.adobe.com
Pharmacist and Patient in Pharmacy | Image Credit: Gorodenkoff - stock.adobe.com
Catalyst Trial, Diabetes, Hypertension | Image Credit: grinny - stock.adobe.com
Image Credit: © Anastasiia - stock.adobe.com
Various healthy foods -- Image credit: New Africa | stock.adobe.com
LGBTQIA+ pride -- Image credit: lazyllama | stock.adobe.com
Image Credit: © Анастасія Стягайло - stock.adobe.com
Modern pharmacy building facade with large window showcasing the interior, as seen from the street view, promoting a welcoming atmosphere for customers. Frontal view. Generative AI - Image credit: Karrrtinki | stock.adobe.com
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.