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Your immune system fights invaders, such as germs, throughout your body. Unfortunately, cancer cells can develop an ability to hide from the immune system, or can disable or inhibit the immune system from acting. The goal of immunotherapy for cancer is to induce your immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells. Over the past few decades, immunotherapy has become an important part of treating some types of cancer, and promising clinical trials are underway to test these new therapies.
On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Keith Knutson, an immunologist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss the research and clinical trials at Mayo Clinic that are putting immunotherapy into action. Also on the program, Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, chair of the Division of Preventive Cardiology at Mayo Clinic and research director of the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, will explain how even light activity, such as walking the dog or vacuuming, is better for you than previously thought. And Dr. Gail Bolan, director of the Division of STD Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss the rise in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
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