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Are there any cancer vaccines for non-small-cell lung cancer?

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The FDA hasn’t approved any cancer vaccines as treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer. But there are some that researchers are working on, including:

  • DRibbles (DPV-001)
  • GV1001
  • Tergenpumatucel-L (HyperAcute)
  • TG4010

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Cancer vaccines,” “Immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer,” “What’s new in non-small cell lung cancer research?”

Cancer Research Institute: “Cancer Immunotherapy: Lung Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Cancer Vaccines,” “Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor,” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment.”

Nature Reviews Cancer: “ The blockade of immune checkpoints in cancer immunotherapy.”

Medscape: “Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 26, 2016

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Cancer vaccines,” “Immunotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer,” “What’s new in non-small cell lung cancer research?”

Cancer Research Institute: “Cancer Immunotherapy: Lung Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “Cancer Vaccines,” “Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor,” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment.”

Nature Reviews Cancer: “ The blockade of immune checkpoints in cancer immunotherapy.”

Medscape: “Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 26, 2016

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