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immune system

the complex system by which the body resists infection by germs, such as bacteria or viruses, and rejects transplanted tissues or organs. The immune system may also help the body fight some cancers.

For people with weakened immune systems

... For people with weakened immune systems. Cancer and its treatment can
weaken your body's immune system by affecting the blood cells that ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorshipduringandaftertreatment/nutritionforpeoplewithcancer/nutritionforthepersonwithcancer/nutrition-during-treatment-weak-immune-system

What the immune system does

... Clearly there are limits on the immune system's ability to fight cancer on its
own, because many people with healthy immune systems still develop ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/immunotherapy/immunotherapy-immune-system

Immunotherapy: Disrupting the Cancer Treatment World

... THE BASICS: The human immune system is made up of cells that fight infection. ...
It is not that the immune system never tries to kill the cancer cells. ...

http://www.cancer.org/research/acsresearchupdates/more/immunotherapy-disrupting-the-cancer-treatment-world

Cancer Glossary

... immune system Search. the complex system by which the body resists infection
by germs, such as bacteria or viruses, and rejects transplanted ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=i

Cancer Immunotherapy

... Clearly there are limits on the immune system's ability to fight cancer on its
own, because many people with healthy immune systems still develop ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003013-pdf.pdf

What's new in kidney cancer research and treatment? ...

... Basic research is now being directed toward a better understanding of the
immune system, how to activate it, and how it reacts to cancer. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/kidneycancer/detailedguide/kidney-cancer-adult-new-research

Cancer vaccines

... body. Getting the immune system ready to defend against these germs
helps keep people from getting infections. Most ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/immunotherapy/immunotherapy-cancer-vaccines

Is Cancer Contagious?

... possible – people who get organ transplants take medicines that weaken their
immune systems. This must be done so their immune system won't ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/is-cancer-contagious

What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children?

... see below) that are part of the body's immune and blood-forming systems;
Lymph: a clear fluid that travels through the lymph system, carrying waste ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphomainchildren/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-in-children-non-hodgkin-lymphomain-children

What's new in cancer immunotherapy research?

... based vaccines: These vaccines use special delivery systems (called vectors)
to ... at a time, which might make the body's immune system more likely ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/immunotherapy/immunotherapy-whats-new-immuno-res