Cancer treatment vaccines are different from the vaccines that work against viruses.
Sometimes a patient’s own immune cells are removed and exposed to these substances in the lab to create the vaccine.
Once the vaccine is ready, it’s injected into the body to increase the immune response against cancer cells.
Most cancer vaccines work the same way, but they make the person’s immune system attack cancer cells.
The goal is to help treat cancer or to help keep it from coming back after other treatments.
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Instead of preventing disease, they are meant to get the immune system to attack a disease that already exists.
Some cancer treatment vaccines are made up of cancer cells, parts of cells, or pure antigens.
Vaccines are often combined with other substances or cells called adjuvants that help boost the immune response even further.