Oasis of Hope’s dendritic cancer vaccine

At Oasis of Hope we’ve been working for many years with a number of biological response modifiers. The antigens used can occur naturally in the body and be stimulated or can be produced in the lab.

The aim of immunostimulating therapies is to alter interaction between the body’s immune defenses and cancer cells, to cause a shock to the system in order to boost, direct, or restore the body’s ability to fight and kill cancer.

One is allogeneic lymphocyte therapy, wherein killer T cells are harvested from a young, healthy, unrelated donor and infused intravenously to a patient, this is one of the most effective treatment at Oasis of Hope.

This vaccine-type therapy increases the patient’s own production of T and dendritic cells to specifically fight his own cancer. We’re likewise investigating interleukin-2 in dosages that don’t provoke terrible side effects.

Also, we’re in the research stages of administrating a macrophage activating factor (MAF) through a functional change in the Gc protein (Vitamin D-binding protein), thus called GcMAF—a lymphokine that prepares macrophages to become cytotoxic to tumors. Macrophages are phagocytes that, when activated, will more effectively kill cancer cells.

A vaccine that can wipe cancer from the earth is not yet in sight, but doors are opening to new horizons in the quest for therapeutic vaccines, and we’re positioned to take advantage of the breakthroughs.

Dendritic Cancer Vaccine FAQs

Q : Will there ever be a vaccine for cancer?

A : I don’t think so. To date, two anti-virus vaccines are known to significantly increase risk of cancer.

The recently FDA approved cervical cancer vaccine is really a vaccine against the human papilloma virus (HPV). I do believe we can develop immune therapies to awaken cancer-fighting elements like dendritic cells.

Such vaccines soon will become a more common part of cancer treatment.

Q : Should I pay any attention to the dendritic-cell hype?

A : I believe that activation of the dendritic-cell system can powerfully boost the immune system’s capacity to destroy tumors.
Such vaccines soon will become a more common part of cancer treatment.

Q : How can get more information about Immunotherapies cancer treatments at Oasis of Hope?

A : The easiest way is to fill out the form on the right-hand side of this page screen or you can also call us free of charged at +1 619 690 8409

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