NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,128 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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cancer treatment vaccine
(KAN-ser TREET-ment vak-SEEN)
A type of vaccine that is usually made from a patient’s own tumor cells or from substances taken from tumor cells. A cancer vaccine may help the immune system kill cancer cells. Also called cancer vaccine.