Immune-mediated adverse effects related to cancer immunotherapy

Immunotherapy has revolutionised the treatment of some cancers in recent years. The immune system's job is to recognise and eliminate tumour cells, which prevents the appearance of tumours. However, when the tumour cells evade the immune system or it is not able to contain the tumour, that is when the cancer becomes apparent. The principle underlying immunotherapy is over-activating the immune system so that it can act against tumour cells. Nevertheless, this over-activation of the immune system can favour the appearance of inflammatory autoimmune diseases such as arthritis or myositis.

Creation date: 14.03.2022, 12:14
Modification date: 14.03.2022, 12:53
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