What is a Personalized Vaccine?
A Personalized Vaccine is a type of personalized immunotherapy, designed to treat cancers that have already developed (as opposed to preventing cancer).
One reason why cancer cells thrive is because they are able to hide from the immune system. Personalized therapeutic vaccines help identify the cancer cells (or pass unique information about the location of the hiding cancer cells) so it is easier for the immune system to recognize the location of and attack the cancer cells. Cancer treatment vaccines can help patients enjoy an extended time in remission.
Clinical trials for a number of tumor types are ongoing in the USA and across the world. Click here to search a complete list.
Personalized Vaccines require live cancer cells (tissue or fluid) be preserved at the time of surgery or biopsy and under specific sterile conditions. Live tumor preservation is not routinely done by your hospital. Banking tumor tissue or fluid is an ideal way to test your candidacy for experimental treatments.
How Successful are Therapeutic Vaccines?
Vaccines have been investigated and documented in nearly all types of cancers. Although experimental, vaccine research has been around for decades, and vaccines have been used in thousands of patients and have shown clinical benefit in small and large scale clinical trials. Significant therapeutic success is documented in the scientific literature.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Every patient with cancer (early stage and advanced) is a good candidate for personalized therapeutic vaccines, as these vaccines:
- Destroy any cancer cells still in the body after other treatments have ended
- Prevent the cancer from coming back
- Stop a tumor from growing or spreading
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Your tumor is preserved in multiple formats for further study, immediately or at a later time. It is ideal for every cancer patient. Learn more about Tumor Preservation.
Chemo Sensitivity Testing
Tests which chemotheraputic agents will work on the tumor from day one, and and which will not. Learn more about Chemo Sensitivity Testing.
Identifies mutations on your tumor that help your oncologist prescribe more targeted drugs based on your tumor makeup. Learn more about Genomic Profiling.
Tests chemotherapy agents and tens of additional experimental and immunotherapy drugs to find the right combination for a particular tumor. Learn more about Drug Screening.
Immunotherapy designed to treat cancers that have already developed (as opposed to preventative). It educates the immune system to attack your cancer cells. Learn more about Personalized Vaccines.
Adoptive T-Cell Therapy
Immunotherapy approach that attempts to boost the natural ability of the patient’s T-cells (killer cells) to attack and fight your cancer cells. Learn more about Adoptive T-Cell Therapy.