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May 25, 2018

Economic Backbone

Cancer care: The limits of immunotherapy

Carlton Proctor | 5/24/2017

Few people know cancer’s devastating effects more intimately than Dr. Asher Chanan-Khan.

The chairman of hematology and oncology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Chanan-Khan has focused his career on treating cancer patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and multiple myeloma, two diseases that remain incurable.

Chanan-Khan himself is a cancer survivor.

For all the advances over the past decade, however, Chanan-Khan is quick to acknowledge the risks and limitations of immunotherapy treatment, stimulating the body’s own immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells.

ALSO IN THIS ARTICLE: A list of Florida’ largest cancer centers, ranked by number of analytic cases. People profiled or businesses mentioned include: Dr. Jose R. Conejo-Garcia; Moffitt Cancer Center; Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; Dr. Timmy Nguyen; Dr. Bruno Bastos; Dr. Krishna V. Komanduri; Dr. Richard W. Joseph; Dr. Tarek Eldawy; Esther Guzmán; Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute; Baptist Health South Florida; Lynn Rasys; Peter Shaw

 

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