Chemotherapy used to be the only option for people with advanced kidney cancer, the chemicals attacking the cancer cells along with the body’s healthy cells. A more targeted therapy was designed to zero in on the cancer cells, but its long-term results are not great.
He leads a trial at Upstate that offers patients a vaccine made just for them, designed to enlist their bodies’ immune systems in the cancer fight. “The theory is that if we were to train the body’s own immune system to recognize the cancerous cells, we could get a much more effective killing of the cancer cells,” he says.
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