Issels Immunotherapy for cancer or Issels Immuno-Oncology integrates non-toxic treatment modalities that activate the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. It is a holistic strategy as cancer is a complex systemic disease that requires a comprehensive treatment. It comprises
- Specific Therapies that attack the cancer cells and tumors directly, such as non-toxic cancer vaccines and cell therapies prepared from the patient’s own immune cells, as well as personalized standard cancer treatment protocols if needed.
- Non-specific Therapies such as the Immunobiological Core Treatment which uses natural substances that kill cancer cells indirectly and also alters the tumor microenvironment that plays a pivotal role in cancer progression or regression and healing.
Issels Immunotherapy for cancer distinguishes itself decisively from the mere administration of a vaccine, a cell therapy or any other monotherapy. Instead it focuses with equal importance on both the elimination of the cancer tumors as well as of the underlying causes for the immune system’s suppression and thus the cancer development.