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What is the Immune System and Immunotherapy in Multiple Myeloma?
Posted: Mar 09, 2022
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HealthTree University: Immunotherapy Basics Part 1 of 4

Your immune system is what is used to fight off diseases to keep you healthy and strong. Immunotherapy is a developing treatment to both help kill the myeloma directly and help train your immune system to fight off myeloma. Understanding immunotherapy can open up new possibilities in treatments available to you when all other treatments are either unavailable or don't seem to work. We've assembled this course which features the top world experts on immunotherapy to teach you about these latest advances in myeloma research. You can watch the entire course on HealthTree University.

13.01    What is the immune system?


13.02    What is immunotherapy?


13.03    What is cellular therapy? Is it the same as adoptive cell therapy?


13.04    What are antigens and neoantigens?


We’d like to thank our faculty who donated their time in creating these videos, including:

  • Joshua Richter, MD
  • Ivan Borrello, MD
  • Aaron Rapoport, MD
  • Martin Kaiser, MD
  • Madhav Dhodapkar, MBBS
  • Shebli Atrash, MD
  • Barry Paul, MD

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The author Cynthia Chmielewski

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Cynthia Chmielewski

Cynthia (Cindy) Chmielewski is a professional educator and myeloma advocate. As a former teacher, she now teaches myeloma patients how to advocate for themselves as the Director of HealthTree University. You can follow her on Twitter @myelomateacher

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