The first thing we have to understand is a few basics about our immune system, so that will be topic 1. Topic 2 will then define various immunotherapies and within the framework of understanding our immune system, we will see (at least superficially) how/why these approaches have been targeted. Then in topics 3, 4, and 5 we will describe each of the therapies, quite possibly using analogies to best illustrate the differences.
The image shown here defines the three types of immunotherapies I’ll initially cover, and for what types of cancer they have been effective against.
Lastly with topic 6, we will go into what it takes to get a vaccine/drug through the regulations in order for it to actually become a vaccine/drug that we all can use. Although I’m going to simplify it as much as I can (for I don’t quite understand it myself), I think this topic is extremely important and perhaps even the most relevant point for all of us to understand.