POSTED: Friday, June 14, 2013 - 4:33pm
UPDATED: Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 8:57am
McAllen, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — It's considered a new wave treatment when it comes to battling cancer.
The new treatment is called Next-gen cancer immuno-therapy.
The new therapy uses your body's own immune system to help defeat the disease.
This week the American Society of clinical oncology conference discussed the advantages of this approach.
One those advantages is the possibility of helping patients avoid chemotherapy.
Cancer patient John Townsend has been battling prostate cancer for the past 11-years and discussed how clinical trials could help battle the disease.