- By Jen O'Hara
Mayo Clinic Radio: Immunotherapy / Melanoma / Birth Control
Traditionally, treatment for cancer has had three options: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, or some combination of those three. But, there is fast becoming a fourth option for some types of cancer: immunotherapy, which is a biological therapy where the patient’s own immune system is activated to kill cancer cells. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, researchers Dr. Roxana Dronca and Dr. Richard Vile explain how this novel approach to fighting cancer is showing promise. Also on the program, dermatologist Dr. Jerry Brewer discusses the danger of melanoma. And, family medicine specialist Dr. Elizabeth Cozine breaks down the wide range of birth control options now available.
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