T cells, a part of your body’s immune system, normally target abnormal cells in order to attack and kill them. When you have cancer, your immune system may not work the way it is supposed to. LIBTAYO is a treatment that may help your own immune system fight and kill cancer cells.
Cancer cells can avoid being attacked by T cells by using a defense called the programmed death receptor-1 (PD-1) pathway. This can make T cells inactive.
LIBTAYO blocks the PD-1 pathway. This can make T cells active again, so they can target, attack, and kill the cancer cells.
Sometimes, these T cells may also recognize and target normal cells.
LIBTAYO blocks the PD-1 pathway to help your immune system target, attack, and kill cancer cells.