Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Renal Cancer Vaccine

A vaccine, made from a patient's own cancer cells, may be able to fight advanced renal cell carcinoma.

Cancer vaccines work by triggering the body's immune system, which normally fights infection. The vaccine helps the immune system recognize chemicals that are only present on cancer cells. If the immune system recognizes these chemical as abnormal, then the immune system can kill the cancer cells.

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Last Updated: Jul 8, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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