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How Immunotherapy Is Like an Old Western Movie

By Julia Langer • September 13, 2021
illustration of checkpoint blockade therapy, a type of immunotherapy

Immunotherapies — medications that lasso your immune system to work for you — have revolutionized treatment for many types of cancer, including certain advanced cases of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. Here, in illustrated form, we explain how they work, using some familiar characters to show how they stop the bad guys!

*This comic was first featured in the 2021 Skin Cancer Foundation Journal.
Featured in The 2021 Skin Cancer Foundation Journal

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