Immune therapy celebrates tremendous progress, delivering
encouragement for reseachers and patients.
Radiotherapy, applied to half of cancer patients, improved in dose distribution and dose dephth profile with particle therapy.
Appreciating radiotherapy success to be immune dependent led to new perspectives:
1. Immunologists are integrating radiotherapy in their treatment modalities.
2. Radiologists now understand the immune system as part of their methodology.
Treatment resistance mechanisms are partially shared, providing a rationale for
3. Combination therapies.
Exemplarily, Dr. Holbrook Kohrt (RIP) shared insights from a study
demonstrating abscopal effects after just 4 Gy in a very inspiring talk.
The scheme below provides a rough overview of some selected pathways involved.
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