Attacking Cancer at Cellular
Cancer Immunotherapy, also known as Autologous Cellular Therapy or commonly referred to as The Anti-Cancer Vaccine is an essential cancer therapy we employ in our fight against cancer. It is our most advanced and experienced treatment which we have been practicing successfully for over 10 years at our Functional Oncology Center and has most recently been highlighted at world stage thanks to its important contribution to cancer therapy medications and treatments with the recent announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine 2018 awarded to Immunotherapy researchers.
The Cancer Immunotherapy “wakes up” the white blood cell, sometimes called the soldiers of the immune system, and deploys them to fight infections and cancer, but malignant cells can sometimes elude them, this is where The T-cells, Dendritic Cells, LAK, NK and CD34 cells which carry molecules called checkpoints, are used to shut the cells down when it needs to stop them.
Our Immunotherapy Procedure
- We start by taking a sample of peripheral blood.
- We are looking for a cure at cellular level, that is why we separate the required cells. We even extract cancerous cells and if possible cells directly from the tumor.
- The white cells are incubated and their multiplication is observed. Our doctors obtain trillions of healthy cells. They are manipulated at a genetic level to make sure they are able to recognize and attack the cancerous cells.
- They are prepared for their application.
How do you administer your anti-cancer vaccines?
We have three different techniques to apply your immunotherapy treatment:
- Systemic: is our intravenous technique and the most frequently used. It is applied by a peripheral catheter and the advantages are: multiple areas can be treated at a microscopic level.
- Subcutaneous: our second technique is the deposition of the white cells between the skin and fatty tissue. They are injected into specific areas of the body in reference to the location of the tumor.
- Intramedullary administration: our third technique is for patients that have blood cancers or when they have spread to other parts of the body. The white cells are placed in the long bones.
FAQs for Immunotherapy Treatment
Our incubation process takes between 6 to 10 days. We use with all type of white cells and different combinations of them. The process of how long the application is, depends on each patient and their specific needs.
Our immunotherapy application techniques are minimally invasive. In addition, once the white cells are in the body and replicate, they only attack cancerous cells. There is no damage to healthy cells white or red, no damage to organs and no hair loss.
Of course, immunotherapy is often used with patients going through chemotherapy and radiotherapy, as a less invasive alternative.
Immunotherapy is the most advanced part of our functional oncology treatment protocol, prices in the US can range from $100,000 t0 $200,000 USD but here with us patients can save upward of 80%-100% of the cost through our 18 day treatment protocol. Please talk to our case manager for more cost information.
The treatment time can vary between 18 days to 25 days, according to each patient´s case. To learn how long will your Functional Oncology Treatment be, please fill out our medical form here to talk to one of our case managers who can help to find out exact time for your treatment.