Attacking Cancer at the Cellular Level
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 treatment which we have been practicing successfully for over 10 years at the Institute. It has recently been highlighted on the 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.
Immunotherapy “wakes up” the white blood cells, sometimes called the “soldiers of the immune system,” and deploys them to fight infections and cancer. 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.
In the US, immunotherapy can cost upwards of $100,000. Here at our Institute in Mexico, patients are saving over 70%.
The Cancer 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.
We have three different vaccine techniques to apply your immunotherapy treatment:
- Systemic: our intravenous technique and the most frequently used. It is applied by a peripheral catheter. The advantage is that 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.