Biotherapy for Cancer

  • Cancer Immunotherapy is defined as the treatment that uses patient’s immune system to fight against cancer. This is done by stimulating patient’s immune system to work against cancer cells or by giving patient’s immune system compounds such as man-made immune system proteins to act against cancerous cells.
  • Promising results in clinical trials, coupled with faster timeline for pushing drugs into the market, pharmaceutical companies see cancer immunotherapy as a gold mine. Many big players will definitely be scrutinizing start-ups and seizing their immunology drug development.
  • In 2013, Science magazine named cancer immunotherapy as the biggest breakthrough of the year. With this breakthrough, global pharmaceutical companies, as well as emerging start-ups, are researching and developing new cancer immunotherapy treatments.