Your immune system works to protect your body against foreign
invaders, such as bacteria or viruses. Stanford doctors and
researchers have discovered your immune system is also able to
distinguish healthy cells from cancer cells, and therefore boosting
the killing power of immune system cells.
This type of treatment, known as immunotherapy, uses special
antibodies that activate your immune system to find cancer cells and
kill them or stop their growth. Immunotherapy is effective in treating
many cancers, including lung, bladder and skin cancers.
Read more about immunotherapy.