Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

Cancer immunology is an interdisciplinary branch of biology that is concerned with understanding the role of the immune system in the progression and development of cancer; the most well known application is cancer immunotherapy, which utilises the immune system as a treatment for cancer.

Immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy, is a type of cancer treatment that boosts the body's natural defences to fight the cancer. It uses substances made by the body or in a laboratory to improve or restore immune system function.