Karen Lee on Explaining Immunotherapy for Patient Education

January 10, 2017
Karen Lee, MSN, FNP-BC

Karen Lee explains why it is important for patients to understand immunotherapy and how nurses can help them in patients education.

Karen Lee, MSN, FNP-BC, from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, explains how nurses can help patients to understand immunotherapy.

Lee expresses the importance of making the distinction between chemotherapy and immunotherapy, and how the two treatments differ. She often explains immunotherapy as harnessing the body’s own immune system and using that to fight against the cancer. It’s important for patients to understand how this treatment works first.