At The Brooklyn Cancer Center, we offer immunotherapy, which stimulates your body's own immune system so that it works harder to attack cancer cells.
One of the many innovations we offer to patients battling cancer is immunotherapy. This treatment uses certain parts of a person's immune system to fight cancer. The treatment stimulates your body's own immune system to work harder or smarter to attack cancer cells. We use immunotherapy agents including Keytruda, Opdivo, and Provenge, and many others.
We Boost the Killing Power of the Body's Immune System
We administer these agents intravenously. Patients tolerate them well, with little or no side effects reported. Our goal is to boost the "killing power" of the body's immune system and teach the body's immune system to differentiate between healthy cells and cancer cells. Therefore, immunotherapy works against cancer in a variety of ways.
Individual Patient Needs Determine Our Approach
Immunotherapies used to stop, control, or suppress cancer can be used by themselves for some types of cancers. For others, immunotherapy seems to work better when used in conjunction with a variety of treatment types. We work with each and every patient to evaluate their individual needs and identify a clear and personalized path to treatment.
Our Clinical Research Identifies New Immunotherapies
In our Clinical Research Department, newer types of immunotherapies are already being offered to our existing patients. Immunotherapy studies are currently being conducted at our sites for diseases such as Lung, Colorectal, Breast, Pancreatic, and Prostate cancers.
We understand that a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and scary. Here at The Brooklyn Cancer Center, we build our teams around you. Our expert oncologists will help guide you through this difficult time, answering any questions you may have along the way. We are here for you and will do everything in our power to meet your specific needs and exceed your expectations. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms that may be related to cancer, please call us as soon as possible at 718-732-4080 or make an appointment online.