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Immunotherapy is an umbrella term that describes the different treatments which work by harnessing the immune system to attack cancer cells.

Allogeneic stem cell transplantation was considered to be the original immunotherapy used in myeloma. Nowadays, many different types of immunotherapy are being used and investigated in myeloma. They include monoclonal antibodies, checkpoint inhibitors, adoptive T cell therapy, vaccines and virotherapy.

Immunotherapy has been used to great success in many cancers. In this video, Dr Martin Kaiser explains what immunotherapy drugs are, how they work and the types of immunotherapies that are currently used in myeloma.

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