Immune system, unleashed by cancer therapies, can attack organs – American Pharmacists Association

Immunotherapy drugs have been regarded as a breakthrough in cancer treatment, but as their use grows, doctors are finding that they pose serious risks.   A separate paper found that 30% of patients experienced “interesting, rare, or unexpected side effects,” with a quarter of the reactions described as severe, life-threatening, or requiring hospitalization. Some patients have died…Problems with the pancreas have been particularly unusual, causing patients typically aged 50 years and older to lose insulin production all at once.

Source: Immune system, unleashed by cancer therapies, can attack organs | American Pharmacists Association

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