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How is vaccine therapy used to treat advanced prostate cancer?

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Most vaccines help your body prevent disease, but some also treat conditions like cancer. Sipuleucel-T (Provenge) removes cells from your blood and exposes them to a protein from prostate cancer cells in a lab. Then your doctor injects the cells back in your body to attack the cancer. This treatment is for men with advanced disease when hormone therapy has stopped working.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer,” "Prostate Cancer," “Radium-223 dichloride.”

Horwich, A. , 2013. Annals of Oncology

National Cancer Institute: "Prostate Cancer PDQ."

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Prostate Cancer: NCCN Guidelines for Patients."

Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Understanding Prostate Cancer--Treatment Options."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Hormone (androgen deprivation) therapy for prostate cancer,” "Prostate Cancer," “Radium-223 dichloride.”

Horwich, A. , 2013. Annals of Oncology

National Cancer Institute: "Prostate Cancer PDQ."

National Comprehensive Cancer Network: "Prostate Cancer: NCCN Guidelines for Patients."

Prostate Cancer Foundation: "Understanding Prostate Cancer--Treatment Options."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 22, 2017

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