Immunotherapy works by enhancing the immune system rather than directly attacking cancer cells. RGA’s clinical oncologist, Dr. Radi Counsell, discusses how modern approaches to immunotherapy are transforming cancer survival rates for individuals fighting aggressive cancers. In addition, Dr. Counsell will examine the underwriting and claims adjudication implications.
Traditionally, cancer is treated by surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. However, some of the most exciting breakthroughs are now being made using another type of treatment called immunotherapy. This treatment is well established in other medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and allergic asthma. Numerous sources now declare immunotherapy to be a “game-changer” in cancer treatment and we will discuss that here.