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Are there vaccines for lung cancer?

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Vaccines can either prevent or treat disease. For lung cancer, doctors inject a tiny amount of your own cancer cells or a substance found in lung cancer cells into your body to restart your immune response. Preventive vaccines, like those for the flu, don’t yet work for lung cancer.

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Biological Therapies for Cancer,” “Cancer Vaccines,” “Immunotherapy,” “More Immunotherapy Options Approved for Lung Cancer,” “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Antigen,” “What is Cancer?”

American Cancer Society: “Immunotherapy: Disrupting the Cancer Treatment World,” “Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

Lung Cancer Alliance: “Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer: A Patient Guide.”

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

Cancer Support Community: “Frankly Speaking about Cancer: Treatments for Advanced and Metastatic Lung Cancer.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: “NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 21, 2019

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “Biological Therapies for Cancer,” “Cancer Vaccines,” “Immunotherapy,” “More Immunotherapy Options Approved for Lung Cancer,” “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms: Antigen,” “What is Cancer?”

American Cancer Society: “Immunotherapy: Disrupting the Cancer Treatment World,” “Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

Lung Cancer Alliance: “Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer: A Patient Guide.”

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

Cancer Support Community: “Frankly Speaking about Cancer: Treatments for Advanced and Metastatic Lung Cancer.”

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: “NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Lung Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 21, 2019

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