7 Breakthroughs in Treating Advanced Prostate Cancer
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Usually vaccines prevent infections. But new types of immunizations actually fight existing prostate cancer. They work by boosting the body's immune system so it attacks cancer cells. One vaccine, sipuleucel-T (Provenge), is already available. Others look promising in early clinical trials. What's more, the vaccines appear to have few side effects.
Medically Reviewed By: McDonough, Brian, MD
Last Annual Review Date: 2012-07-12
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