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ivo.es Treatment Systemic treatments Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy is one of the fastest-growing areas of new anticancer drug development in the last years. It consists of administering specific drugs to stimulate or suppress the body’s own immune system and strengthen defense mechanisms, increasing its ability to fight cancer. Lymphocytes, whose functions are to defend the body from infection, can also detect cancer cells and modify or prevent their development and dissemination. The most commonly used types of immunotherapy are: lnterferons (alfa, beta and gamma), ciytokines (interleukina-2), vaccines and monoclonal antibodies.

Medical Services

The IVO's specialisation in oncology allows for a service structure organised by care areas classified according to the type of tumour

Tumour Committees

The committees are the ultimate expression of multidisciplinary medicine. They are made up of expert physicians from the main oncological specialities.

Admission and Information

Any citizen with cancer or a certified oncological suspicion can apply to be a patient at the Instituto Valenciano de Oncología.

As it has an agreement with the Public Health System, patients do not have to assume any costs for their treatment.