Ability of healthcare systems to finance last resort treatments

I mentioned cancer immunotherapy as an alternative to chemotherapy earlier. However, the approach is more commonly used as both a frontline and last resort treatment for cancers recalcitrant to conventional treatments such as chemotherapy. As a new approach to treating cancers and many of the drugs protected by patents, cancer immunotherapy is very expensive and … More Ability of healthcare systems to finance last resort treatments

Immunotherapy: a new approach to treating cancer

I will start off this blog with a brief note on a new direction for cancer treatment: cancer immunotherapy. Briefly, common treatments for cancer use a combination of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy to remove or shrink a tumor. But, a key problem for cancer treatment is the recurrence of tumor formation months or years … More Immunotherapy: a new approach to treating cancer