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Current Oncology Reports

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 241–246 | Cite as

Vaccine therapy in non—small-cell lung cancer

  • Carol Albright
  • Jennifer Garst
Article

Abstract

Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer worldwide. First-line therapy is based on stage at diagnosis can include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Despite advances, the prognosis for advanced-stage lung cancer is very poor. Vaccines with the capability to activate the host immune system may have a role in second-line therapy. Advances in the understanding of cellular and molecular immunology are forming the basis for improving vaccine therapy. Most trials to date have demonstrated safety but inconsistent efficacy. Further research is needed to enhance this potential.

Keywords

MUC1 Mucin Vaccine Site Logous Tumor Cell Ogous Tumor Quamous Cell Carcinom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MedicineDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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