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View in Spanish: Sipuleucel-T

Sipuleucel-T (SY-puh-LOO-sel)
A vaccine made from immune system cells collected from a patient with prostate cancer. The cells are treated in the laboratory with a growth factor attached to a protein found on prostate cancer cells. Sipuleucel-T injected into patients may stimulate T lymphocytes to kill tumor cells that express the prostate protein. Also called APC8015 and Provenge.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.