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Old-Style Chemo Is Still A Mainstay In The Age Of Targeted Cancer Therapy
There is an underappreciated role of chemotherapy — its ability to directly affect the immune system. ‘It appears that after chemotherapy kills cancer cells, the debris that’s left can sometimes stimulate an immune reaction. That leftover material is like a vaccine, in that it trains the immune system to recognize and attack remaining cancer cells.’ Researchers are exploring combined modalities; fast-acting chemotherapy which can help slow an aggressive cancer, for instance, and give the slower-acting immunotherapy treatments a chance to work.