This is a kid-friendly explanation of how cancer immunotherapy (T-cell therapy) works. This animation explains, in simple terms, how scientists harness the power of the immune system to kill cancer cells. The narrator is Dr. Shannon Maude, a pediatric oncologist at the Cancer Immunotherapy Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). CHOP is where the first pediatric patient in the world received immunotherapy for cancer, in 2012. Since then we’ve treated more children with this revolutionary new treatment than any hospital.
Related Centers and Programs:
Cancer Immunotherapy Program, Cancer Center