Over 1.6 million men and women in the United States will receive a life-changing cancer diagnosis this year.
For both patients and their caregivers, a first-time cancer diagnosis triggers fear of the unknown and recurrence brings with it stress and a rollercoaster of emotions.
We want to do our part to keep cancer from disrupting people’s lives – not only by developing the most innovative, targeted cancer therapies, but also by providing access to educational resources that will help patients and caregivers on their journey back to more good days.
The concept of an ADC is simple: select a cancer-killing toxin and attach it to a specific antibody using a biodegradable linker. But, what we learned from hours of research with hundreds of patients and caregivers was that, while “simple” for scientists, ADCs aren’t necessarily easy to understand for non-scientists. With this insight in mind, we created a simple animation that explains ADCs and how they work.