What is Dendritic Cell Therapy?
Cancer is the highest cause for premature death, but in the last 15 years there were only two Nobel Medicine prizes granted in the battle against cancer. Both of them were for immunotherapy (in 2011 to R. Steinman, and in 2018 to P. Allison and T. Honjo) and if there is hope in cancer health, it is in Immunotherapy.
While Allison and Honjo opened up the cancer cells for the immune attack with a specific chemotherapy, Steinman empowered the immune system to uncover the cancer cells naturally. Dendritic cells can detect and expose malignant cells with so-called ‘killer cells’ (NK, T-cells or T-lymphocytes) before they multiply and cause further damage to the body. Therapies that enhance the capacity of the body to fight cancer are supported by scientists all over the world. This approach teaches the body’s immune system how to expose and kill cancer cells. As it is a natural effect, DCT has no side effects.
How does Immunotherapy work?
Since 2014, Immucura has been helping patients to fight cancer with the most advanced scientific breakthroughs in Cancer Health. Immunotherapies have proven to be a very effective, minimally non-invasive weapon against cancer. They are the key elements in Immucura’s integrative approach. Immucura is specialised in Dendritic Cell Therapy (DCT), as well as Macrophage Activation Therapy (MAT), Natural Killer Cell Therapy (NKT) and Nanothermia. We also offer blood analysis, nutritional advice, targeted supplementation and other complementary treatments.
Dendritic Cell Therapy (DCT) in 5 steps:
- Separation of the body’s own monocytes from the patient’s blood
- Cultivation of the monocytes into dendritic cells
- Priming of the dendritic cells with cancer information
- Instruction of the immune cells
- Finding and elimination of cancer cells
What makes Immucura’s Cell based immunotherapy so special?
“Cell based Immunotherapy can be the last hope for many cancer patients. Its effectiveness depends on the strength of the patient’s immune system. And of course, we don’t simply assume that the cancer patient’s immune system is strong. We have found a way to make the immune system more receptive and smarter. Seriously ill patients can then also benefit from immunotherapy with dendritic cells.”
Dr. Ramon Simon-Lopez
Past Medical Director, Immucura Med
Cancer diagnosis – what are the options?
Chemotherapy is an adjunctive treatment that is unfortunately often mis-used as a primary treatment. It can have some benefits and especially when combined with DCT it can do some “heavy lifting”. However, chemotherapy increases toxicity of the body, harms the immune system and can have some very health damaging side effects.
Radiation is used with some types of cancer as a primary therapy to reduce tumours. Patients often suffer from severe side effects and functional defects due to radiotherapy. Tumours need to be identified and discrete as this is not a cell-based treatment.
Cutting the cancer tissue out can be a fast method to remove the tumour, but if cancer tissue remains undiscovered, the cancer may continue to develop. And depending on the tumour’s position, the operation can have serious side effects.
All the aforementioned and most frequently applied forms of cancer therapy fight the cancer inside the patient’s body and try to free it from the infected cells. However, they only fight the effects of the cancer and not the cause, so these therapies can weaken and damage the body.
Therapies that reinforce the body’s natural abilities to fight cancer are supported by scientists around the globe. If there is hope in the fight against cancer, it is certainly in Immunotherapy.
If the immune system is fully functional, it has the astonishing ability to kill cancer cells on its own. Even in a healthy body, every day up to 150,000 cancer cells can appear and be removed by the immune system. Dendritic cells – the ‘generals’- in the immune system are informed about the enemy cells and from there they activate T-cells and killer cells – the ‘soldiers’. Each soldier cell can kill exactly one enemy cell. DCT can produce about 40 to 60 billion of these cells per day.
How does the treatment work?
When the body is stressed less by the side effects of the cancer therapy, the effect of the adjuvant therapies can be more effective in fighting the cancer etiology (the origin or cause of the disease). DCT can be applied before or during another therapy, without excluding any other treatment options.
Les Goldman, the Senior VP of North-West Biotherapeutics Inc., explains:
“The strongest weapon that we have to deal with any invasion in our body is our immune system. For 30 years or more, we have been using chemotherapy and radiation instead of turning to the most natural solution. We are now able to educate the immune system of each person with just some of the patient’s blood.
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