How are ECI® and Chemotherapy Different?
Unlike chemotherapy, which destroys cells, immunotherapy activates the patient’s immune system to fight cancer cells (and only cancer cells). While there are side effects with immunotherapy, they tend to be less severe than chemo, and healthy cells are not damaged or destroyed.
ECI® is personalized to the patient, delivering precision medicine, which “uses specific information about a person’s tumor to help make a diagnosis, plan treatment, find out how well treatment is working, or make a prognosis.” (source: National Cancer Institute)
With ECI® our two-step treatment starts with a personalized vaccine that stimulates a cancer-specific immune response. Next, immune cells collected from the patient are multiplied and activated to be “cancer killers” which mobilizes their immune system to fight the cancer. ECI® is completed in just 2 months, whereas chemo can take up to 5 months.
To learn more about chemotherapy-free cancer treatment options, check out this webinar.