Cancer Immunotherapy at Angeles Hospital in Mexico
Functional Oncology Center
Cancer Immunotherapy is a breakthrough approach to suppressing cancer by activating the body’s immune system T-Cells and has most recently been on the worldwide spotlight for its important contribution to cancer research and cancer therapy’s.
T-cells are a type of white blood cell, sometimes called the soldiers of the immune system. They are deployed to fight infections and cancer, but malignant cells can elude them. The T-cells carry molecules called checkpoints, that the body uses to shut the cells down when it needs to stop them.
*Immunotherapy at our hospital is administered by our certified oncology team with over 10 years experience with immunotherapy and NOT Dr. James P. Allison or Tasuku Honjo
“In the US, immunotherapy can cost upward of 100,000 usd. Here at our hospital in Mexico patients are saving over 70% of the cost with our functional oncology treatment”
How does Immunotherapy Work?
T-cells are a type of white blood cell that can identify and kill infected, damaged or cancerous cells. Each T-cell has clawlike receptors on its surface that can recognize and lock onto antigens, foreign or abnormal protein fragments on the surface of infected or cancerous cells
ACTIVATING A T-CELL
The T-cell must be activated before it can find and attack cancer cells. A specialized cell presents the T-cell with an antigen from a cancer cell, along with a co-stimulator protein. The T-cell begins to hunt down and kill any cells that are covered with the same antigen.
CANCER AND CHECKPOINTS
Cancer cells can avoid destruction by taking advantage of a switch on the T-cell called an immune checkpoint. The checkpoint can shut down the T-cell and suppress the immune response, allowing the cancer to grow undisturbed.
Drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors can physically block the checkpoint, which frees the immune system to attack the cancer. A single T-cell can kill thousands of cancer cells