The Immunotherapy Trial That Louise Is Likely To Start is The JAVELIN Medley

JAVELIN Medley:

ANZCTR WebsiteAustralian Cancer Trials Website

Louise’s likely schedule after her five rounds of radiotherapy is Immunotherapy with a Parp Inhibitor:

Immunotherapy – Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment which assists the body’s immune system to fight cancer. Immunotherapy can boost the immune system to work better against cancer or remove barriers to the immune system attacking the cancer.

Parp Inhibitor – A parp also known as a Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase is an enzyme which repairs damage done to our DNA. In basic terms a parp enzyme regulates our body repairing damaged DNA. In normal cells this is useful and stops cell death however there is suggestion that cancer cells may use the PARP repair method to their advantage.

 

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