What is Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is based on the principle of using the body’s own immune system to combat disease. The Tumor Immunotherapy Program (TIP) at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is the most comprehensive Immunotherapy program in Canada and one of only a handful around the world. Drs. Tak Mak and Pamela Ohashi are world leaders in understanding the individual components of the immune system and how they generate an immune response against cancer. Dr. Lillian Siu and her team also play a big role as part of the TIP program. Their focus is on discovery and drug testing in order to take advantage of natural accelerators that can be activated to stimulate the immune system.