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Glossary: cancer vaccine, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

cancer vaccine

(KAN-ser vak-SEEN)

A type of vaccine that is usually made from a patient’s own tumor cells or from substances taken from tumor cells. A cancer vaccine may help the immune system kill cancer cells. Also called cancer treatment vaccine.


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