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The trouble with immunotherapy is that it isn't guaranteed to work for everyone

Immunotherapy has some fantastic, life-changing benefits. It can be applied to any cancer, and it can be used with any person--while still being completely unique. But most people who have received this therapy so far do not benefit. The ones who do benefit, though, have seen spectacular results.

This is because immunotherapy is still in its infancy, and needs much more fine-tuning before it can become a go-to treatment.  "At lot of works needs to be done, but the potential exists for a paradigm shift in cancer therapy - a unique drug for every cancer patient - it is very different to any other kind of treatment," says Dr. Steven Rosenberg, chief of surgery at the National Cancer Institute.