New strategy - get own cells to fight cancer

USING your own immune cells to fight cancerous ones is gaining ground as a way to fight the deadly disease.

Doctors here are already in the midst of investigating immunotherapy, which has been approved in the United States for the first time to treat skin and lung cancer.

This is timely news, given that new cancer cases have jumped 17 per cent since 2010.

Today's Mind Your Body takes a closer look at this new weapon and how it can make a difference.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2015, with the headline 'New strategy - get own cells to fight cancer'. Print Edition | Subscribe