William S. Maxfield, M.D., is a board-certified physician in hyperbaric medicine, radiology, and nuclear medicine. He is one of the nation’s foremost experts in hyperbaric medicine, pioneering its use to treat wounds, brain trauma, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions. He has served on the faculties of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, and LSU Medical School. He has also served as the chief of the Radioisotope Laboratory at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, M.D. Dr. Maxfield was chief of the Radiation Therapy Department and co-chairman of the Nuclear Medicine Laboratory at Ochsner Clinic and Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. He is currently in private practice in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area.
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Immunotherapy for Cancer

By Wednesday, 06 June 2018 04:27 PM Current | Bio | Archive

There has been quite a bit of research recently on use of immunotherapy for treatment and prevention of cancer. New techniques include monochromal antibodies, immune checkpoint innovation, non-specific immunotherapy, and development of vaccines to prevent and treat cancer.

These techniques that are under investigation may well change the outlook of cancer not only by decreasing the development of cancer while providing-less intrusive means of treating cancer and maybe, one day, actual cancer cures.

This technology is becoming much more available, so if you have cancer, you should speak with your oncologist about the possibility of immunotherapy.

Studies that are being reported show significant benefits and will likely make immunotherapy the treatment of choice for cancer rather than surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy — all three have a significant potential side effects — in the near future.

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