Boosting the immune system’s response against tumors has been one of the therapeutic approaches researched around the world over the past 20 years. Also known as biological therapy, immunotherapy is becoming one of the main cancer treatments.

It could boost or restore the immune system’s ability to fight cancer. Monoclonal antibodies produced in plants could detect and block specific activity of cancer cells, or find the cancer cells to destroy them, through vaccines and/or therapeutic antibodies that could help regulate the immune response.

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Therapeutic cancer vaccines

Vaccines are now an integral part of strategies used in the prevention and treatment of certain types of cancer. The aim of therapeutic cancer vaccines is to incite the immune system to attack cancer cells already present in the body. Most therapeutic cancer vaccines are still under study in clinical trials.