Vaccines are a type of biological therapy. Most people think of a vaccine as something that can help to protect us from infection and the diseases it can cause. But they can also be used to treat and prevent some types of cancer. Research in this area is at an early stage and vaccines are mainly available as part of clinical trials.
The types most commonly under investigation throughout the world are
These names relate to the way the vaccines are made or how they work.
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