Explained: How do checkpoint inhibitors work?

Scientists fight against cancer progression using checkpoint inhibitor drugs.

Immune checkpoint proteins prevent immune system attacks on healthy cells, but cancer cells take advantage of these checkpoints to evade immune responses and escape destruction. Immune checkpoint inhibitor drugs thwart this sneaky maneuver to help immune cells effectively recognize and destroy cancer cells.

Download this explainer from Drug Discovery News to learn how immune checkpoint inhibitor drugs work and explore their effect on tumor cells and healthy tissues.