Immunotherapy is a treatment option that uses the body’s natural defense mechanism, the immune system, to fight diseases including cancer. Immunotherapy works by:

  • Stimulating your own immune system to work harder
  • Slowing the growth and/or spread of tumors
  • Enhancing normal immune system functions with proteins that improve immune system function

General Immunotherapy Information

Regulatory Guidelines

Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium

Translational Research Cancer Centers Consortium

Expediting Progress in Cancer Immunotherapy


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A clinical trial is a research study that evaluates new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as quality of life/patient comfort, behavioral, psychosocial and genetic questions that researchers would like to answer.

They involve human participation. Without this participation, the study may conclude without definitive answers. Each member organization of TRCCC offers clinical trials for cancer patients. To search the clinical trails offered by TRCCC members please visit the websites for each cancer center below. 

Find a Clinical Trial

University of Pennsylvania - Abramson Cancer Center
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

John Hopkins

WVU Cancer Institute

Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Penn State Cancer Institute
Roswell Park Cancer Institute - Clinical Trials  and Immunotherapy Clinical Trials
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute