Beware the Hype: Top Scientists Cautious About Fighting Cancer with Immunotherapy


“There’s been a lot of excitement about immunotherapy as a tool to treat cancer. But as leading experts gathered here on Sunday, several struck an unexpected note of caution.

“ ‘Be critical,’ said Dr. Philip Greenberg of the University of Washington, who’s also scientific cofounder of Juno Therapeutics, one of the companies leading the search for immune-based treatments for cancer. ‘Don’t believe everything you hear.’ “

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