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The Cancer Research Institute had led the field for immunotherapy research and breakthroughs to cure all types of cancer since 1953. Every cancer type is singular. Each cancer is impacted in different ways from Immunology and immunotherapy. If you would like to help accelerate this important research, consider a car donation to the Cancer Research Institute.

 

Immunology has led to significant breakthroughs for several cancers from the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer to the first therapy ever proven to lengthen the lifespan of metastatic melanoma patients.  

 

Some of the Different Types of Cancer Include:

 

  • Bladder Cancer – The 6th most common cancer in the US
  • Brain Cancer – Malignant brain tumors are relatively rare but very serious
  • Breast Cancer – One of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women worldwide
  • Cervical Cancer – Typically caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Childhood Cancer – Affects an estimated 300k  young people every year
  • Colorectal Cancer – One of the most common types of cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer – Surgery is the most common treatment, the 5 year survival rate is 40%
  • Head and Neck Cancer – Relatively uncommon but very serious cancer
  • Kidney Cancer – One of the 10 most common cancers
  • Leukemia – One of the most common types of blood cancer
  • Liver Cancer – Treated with surgery when caught early, few options for when advanced
  • Lung Cancer – One of the most common types of cancer worldwide
  • Lymphoma – Relatively uncommon but a very serious cancer
  • Melanoma – Traditionally is treated surgically, but also very responsive to immunotherapy
  • Multiple Myeloma – Originates in plasma cells that make antibodies
  • Ovarian Cancer – Typically treated by chemotherapy, yet up to 80% of women relapse
  • Pancreatic Cancer – Relatively uncommon but a very serious cancer
  • Prostate Cancer – One of the most commonly occurring cancers for men in the U.S.
  • Sarcoma – Immunotherapy clinical trials show hope for the development of new treatments
  • Stomach Cancer – The third most deadly cancer worldwide

 

Some of the Different Types of Cancer Treatments include:

 

Immunotherapy Treatment

 

treatments that harness and enhance the innate powers of the immune system to fight cancer—represents the most promising new cancer treatment approach since the development of the first chemotherapies in the 1940s. For more than 60 years, the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) has been the pioneer in advancing this new class of treatment. Immunotherapy may not cause the same side effects as chemotherapy and radiation and may vary depending on which type is used and offers the possibility for long-term cancer remission.

 

Surgery

This is a procedure where the surgeon removes cancer from the body. Depending on the type of cancer, this treatment may or may not be effective.

 

Radiation Therapy

This cancer treatment used high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. It is mostly used to treat very localized cancers contained into one area of the body. Cells are damaged or destroyed with radiation so they cannot grow.

 

Chemotherapy

This is a type of cancer treatment that uses strong drugs to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy is typically given by injection or by mouth and in many cases more than one chemo drug is used. Chemo drugs can treat cancers which have spread all through the body because it travels via the bloodstream, unlike radiation treatment that is more focussed on one area.

 

Hormone Therapy

The use of hormone therapy treatment helps to slow or stop the growth of prostate and breast cancers which use hormones to grow.

 

Stem Cell Transplant

A stem cell transplant or sometimes called a bone marrow transplant is used to restore blood-forming stem cells in cancer patients who have had their own stem cells destroyed by high doses of radiation or chemotherapy.

 

Precision or Personalized Targeted Medicine

These are types of treatment which target the specific genes and/or proteins of the specific cancer that contributes to the cancers survival and growth.

 

Alternative Treatments

These are treatment used instead of standard medical treatments. They typically have less proof that they work given that they usually don’t have clinical trials done.