The revolution of Immunotherapy

The revolution of Immunotherapy

Cancer immunotherapy is the science of mobilizing the immune system to kill cancer. This topic has been for 5 years one of the strongest topics developed by the Fondation IPSEN. With the organization of three meetings, we were one of the first leading organization to highlight unprecedented clinical results, today crucial for thousands of patients.

With immunotherapy, reports of terminal cancer patients defying the odds and achieving complete remissions are accumulating. Hence these new therapies successfully mobilize the immune system which recognizes and attacks tumors. A fantastic issue in Science magazine comes back to these tremendous advances but also define the challenges of tomorrow, which all converge to the development of a personalized medicine to cure cancer. For instance, technological advances in genomics, data science and immunotherapy now enable the rapid mapping of specific cancer-associated mutations, which facilitate the design of on-demand vaccines. Also, the symbiosis between gut barrier and patient’s microbial ecosystem markedly has a great influence on anticancer immune response. Indeed, a superior efficacy of the anticancer treatments has been observed with the presence of specific gut microbes.

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