But then I’m not either a scientist or a doctor.
The treatment works by harnessing the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer, helping the body recognise and attack cancer cells.
The vaccine is created for each patient individually by isolating specific immune cells, known as dendritic cells, from their blood.
Dendritic immune cells work by capturing harmful invaders and presenting them to other immune cells so they can be destroyed.
Once the dendritic cells are removed from the body they are mixed with biomarkers from the patient’s tumour. When the vaccine containing the cells is injected back into the patient, it shares that information with the immune system, which goes on to attack the tumour.
If a vaccine is something that primes the immune system then perhaps it is tho’. Just doesn;t sound quite right.