French researchers have discovered that immunotherapy, which is now considered an effective treatment in certain stages against cancer, can be applied as soon as precancerous stages and, therefore, before the disease begins.
Immunotherapy, which is considered an effective treatment in certain stages of the development of this disease today, could be treated as soon as the pre-cancerous state.
French scientists from the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm), who conducted a series of experiments, published their results in the scientific journal Nature.
"In the precancerous stage, the immune system is already beginning to sleep with its white blood cells that are less able to recognize the cells that normally have to be destroyed," explained the researcher, Jérôme Galon.
As a result, scientists have suggested that if carcinogenic cells are treated early in the disease, which can be defined by careful observation of the alterations that occur in the immune system, immunotherapy can give more results. to end the development of the disease. They verified their hypotheses based on cases of lung cancer.
Immunotherapy is a treatment that drives the immune system to fight and destroy cancer cells as soon as they appear.