Cancer Vaccines & Immunotherapy

A Vaccine which either treats the existing cancer or prevents development of a cancer is known as Cancer Vaccine. Vaccines used to treat the Existing cancer are called Therapeutic cancer vaccines. Most of the vaccines are "autologous", and are being prepared from samples taken from the patient, and are specific to that patient.

Treatment that helps your immune system fight cancer (or) Treatment of disease by activating or suppressing the immune system is known as Immunotherapy.

  • Activation Immunotherapy: elicit or amplify an immune response.
  • Suppression Immunotherapy: reduce or suppress an Immune response.