Unlocking new frontiers in lung cancer prevention, treatment and recovery is always at the forefront of our work in Main Line Health’s Lung Cancer Program. As it turns out, the key to unlocking these therapeutic advancements may be found not in a lab or research facility, but in the human body.
Harnessing the Power of the Immune System
The human immune system is a powerhouse of disease prevention, defense, and natural healing. Because the immune system is comprised of several organs, cells, and other vital systems in the body, it has the potential to amplify the effectiveness of cancer treatments. It does this by assisting with the identification and elimination of harmful entities – like cancer cells.
These treatment and recovery efforts can be optimized through the use of immunotherapies – medicinal therapies that are designed to help the immune system target and destroy cancer cells in the body, including those in areas that can cancer can easily spread to without being detected right away – like the intricate branches of the lung. Immunotherapies improve recovery outcomes because treatments can spread throughout the body, meeting the cancerous cells exactly where they’re at.
Lung Cancer Therapies
Immunotherapies, when expertly designed and implemented, have the ability to:
- Train the immune system to identify, target, and destroy specific cancer cells while sparing healthy tissue
- Strengthen existing immune cells in order to boost their defensive response against malignant tissue
- Enhance the body’s overall immune system, leading to an improved natural healing response and more positive recovery outcomes for patients
Immuno-oncology, or cancer immunotherapy, has been successfully implemented in a variety of advanced lung-cancer treatment programs – and with encouraging results. From the development of new preventive measures to innovations in cutting-edge interventional techniques, immunotherapy has already led to significant progress and revolutionary breakthroughs in the treatment of lung cancer.
The expert physicians in our Lung Cancer Program at Main Line Health are passionate about exploring new frontiers in lung cancer prevention, treatment, and recovery. Our multi-disciplinary team of thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, and radiation specialists are leading this progress with thoracic oncology research and the implementation of immunotherapy clinical trials.The specialists in our Lung Cancer Program are your partners in preventing, diagnosing, and treating all stages of lung cancer. Visit the Main Line Health website to learn more about thoracic surgery or the other care offerings in our Lung Cancer Program.