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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Terapia de vacuna

Vaccine therapy (vak-SEEN THAYR-uh-pee)
A type of treatment that uses a substance or group of substances to stimulate the immune system to destroy a tumor or infectious microorganisms such as bacteria or viruses.

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