Cancer Vaccine: Taking The Double-Pronged Approach
June 21, 2016•12 min
Although chemotherapy can be effective in treating cancer, it can also exact a heavy toll on a patient’s health. One impressive alternative researchers have found is in the form of a vaccine. A type of immunotherapy, one part of the vaccine primes the body to react strongly against a tumor; the second part directly attacks the tumor itself. This double-pronged approach could be both more powerful against cancer and far less toxic to the body than traditional chemotherapy.Don J. Diamond, Ph.D. is here to explain the cancer vaccine.