The successful development of immunotherapies represents one of the most important and exciting breakthroughs in cancer. Recent approvals of checkpoint inhibitors provide evidence that the immune system is capable of recognizing cancerous cells and eradicating them. These checkpoint inhibitors can achieve complete, durable remissions and help patients live longer. Yet, despite this progress, existing immunotherapies are effective in a relatively small number of patients and types of cancer.
Tizona’s therapies are designed to modulate the activity of immunosuppressive cells, thereby activating the body’s ability to fight cancer or preventing the immune system from attacking healthy tissues in autoimmune diseases. Our programs target the cell types and biological mechanisms responsible for immune suppression in the tumor microenvironment and for controlling self-reactivity in autoimmunity: