July 2 2019 1:38pm

Could vaccines be the next big thing in the fight against cancer?

Cancer vaccines come in two different types; a preventative such as the HPV shot, which helps prevent cervical cancer, or the hepatitis B vaccine, which helps prevent liver cancer. These vaccines have proven to be quite successful but there’s another area of study that’s in its infant stage — therapeutic vaccines or treatment vaccines. These vaccines, often given by injection or IV, stimulate the immune system to attack cancer cells.

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