A Part of the University of Maryland Medical Center

Connect with UMGCC
Facebook Twitter YouTube Blog iPhone
Email PageEmail page Print PagePrint page

Home >Information for Patients > Dictionary Index

Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Vacuna antiidiotípica

Anti-idiotype vaccine (AN-tee-IH-dee-oh-TIPE vak-SEEN)
A vaccine made of antibodies that see other antibodies as the antigen and bind to it. Anti-idiotype vaccines can stimulate the body to produce antibodies against tumor cells.

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