Tumor vaccination

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Békés Megyei Központi Kórház, Pándy Kálmán Tagkórház, Megyei Onkológiai Központ, Gyula

Although cancer immunotherapy was initiated by William Coley more than a century ago, the field of cancer vaccines is in an early stage of development. Only recently, major advances in cellular and molecular immunology have allowed a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between the immune system and the tumor. Data from several preclinical and clinical trials have confirmed the positive effect of the cancer vaccines which accompanied in several cases by positive clinical outcomes. In our article we try to discuss the new cancer vaccine strategies which are under development or in a clinical phase stage.

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