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Monoclonal antibodies These are man-made copies of proteins that naturally occur in the immune system. Antibodies can be designed to attack certain features on cancer cells that weaken the cells and cause them to die.
Immune checkpoint inhibitors: These drugs essentially remove immune system controls and free the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells.
Cancer vaccines: Vaccines prompt an immune response against certain diseases. We usually think of vaccines as medications prescribed to fight infections like measles or the flu. Some vaccines can help prevent or treat cancer.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!
Our program finds new ways to harness the immune system to fight cancer. Our physician scientists develop innovative treatments and deliver mechanisms to provide durable, robust cancer immune responses.