How Viral Anti-Cancer Vaccine Treatment Works
With a traditional vaccination, an active but harmful part of a pathogen is introduced to the body. This triggers an immune response to fight off this fake infection. In the process, the immune system develops antibodies. When the imitation infection subsides, the immune system remembers how to fight the pathogens involved, ensuring that it can create the necessary antibodies to quickly neutralize the pathogens before they spread.
Viral anti-cancer vaccines work in a similar way. This vaccine for cancer introduces a virus into cancer cells. The immune system views the cancer cells as part of the virus and proceeds to kill them and eliminate any cancer cells that might return.
How Viral Anti-Cancer Vaccine Treatment is Administered
The anti-cancer vaccine can be prepared through various means. Some are made up of cancer cells, parts of cancer cells, or pure antigens. Some vaccines may comprise the cancer patient’s own immune system cells that have been removed and exposed to cancer cells or antigens. Cancer treatment vaccines may also be combined with substances known as adjuvants, which may help to boost the body’s immune response. Common types of viral anti-cancer vaccines include sipuleucel-T and talimogene laherparepvec.
The exact dosage and form of the vaccine can vary based on the cancer patient’s specific needs and health and the progress of the disease.
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