INTRATUMORAL VACCINE IMMUNE RESPONSE
Research by Den Brok reveals the immune response associated with ablation. Cancer ablation functions like a “tumor vaccine.” It works to release your body’s immune response.
Ablation functions differently than a typical vaccination approach. Traditional vaccinations inject a “killed” or weakened disease-causing agent into the body. Ablation actually “kills” the tumor from within and prompts the body’s immune system to target any additional cancer cells.
The more we understand about your body’s immune system the more you’ll benefit from immunotherapy for cancer treatment – including immunotherapy for melanoma. Cancer can use your immune system and lock-down parts of it that would attack it.