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BY Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D.

Immunotherapy represents a new paradigm in cancer care. It’s really an entirely new mechanism for treating cancer. We're not targeting the tumor cells; instead, we're targeting the immune system. This approach has had tremendous success and has allowed us to think of the word ‘cure’ more often for patients with metastatic cancers.

However, we’re not curing every patient yet. We know there’s room for improvement. Now, with...

Immunotherapy researcher and physician Padmanee Sharma, M.D., Ph.D., stands in her lab, wearing her whitecoat.