Donate to Immunotherapy Research, Patient Care and Education
When the immune system is functioning properly, it fights bacteria and viruses, and prevents them from entering the bloodstream. Immunotherapy is a type of therapy that uses substances to either stimulate or suppress the immune system, in order to help the body fight cancer, infection and other diseases. Some types of immunotherapy target only certain cells of the immune system, while other types of immunotherapy affect the immune system in a general way.
By making a donation to Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of immunotherapy research at Northwestern Medicine, you will help our dedicated scientists to further advance their understanding of immunotherapy; to work toward the development of additional, novel forms of treatment; and to remain of the leading edge of treatment for cancer, autoimmune diseases (such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma) and other illnesses.
The Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in the area of stem cell transplantation. Specialists within the program performed the nation’s first hematopoietic stem cell transplants to treat:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Myasthenia gravis, as well as many other auto-immune diseases
Immunotherapy Research, Patient Care and Education Donation
With your donation Northwestern Memorial Foundation in support of immunotherapy research at Northwestern Medicine, you will provide vital support to scientists and physicians as they strive to enhance treatments and to improve quality of life for patients with autoimmune diseases, cancer and other illnesses. Your generosity will play a crucial role in ensuring that Northwestern Medicine continues to lead the way in the understanding and treatment of many illnesses that profoundly affect patients’ lives.