Immunotherapy Program

Penn State Hershey Immunotherapy Program.

The goals of the Immunotherapy Program at Penn State Hershey are to increase the number of patients completely and definitively cured by immunotherapy as well as to expand the pool of different tumors susceptible to this form of therapy.

The human immune system has only recently begun to reveal many of its long hidden secrets which can potentially be exploited to turn it into an increasingly effective tool in the fight against cancer. Immune therapies have already demonstrated their ability to actually cure widely metastatic cancers for a select few patients. 

It is our belief that by using the appropriate immune therapies in the appropriate sequence to activate, expand and disinhibit the components of the human immune system, it may actually lead to the cure of many different types of cancer with an emphasis in melanoma.