Either stimulating, modulating, suppressing, or substituting (replacing) therapies are used dependent on the disease.
In addition to the three pillars of oncology (surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy) plays immunotherapy an increasingly important role in the activation of a wakened immune system and in the improvement of the cancer patient’s often significantly limited quality of life.
Treatment with tumor vaccines is a new modality of cancer treatment in which the patient’s immune system is involved and activated. The vaccines prevent spreading of the tumor cells. These dendritic cells are able to absorb foreign substances (antigens) and to introduce the body’s own immune cells called lymphocytes. The activated lymphocytes can, then, effectively eliminate invaders of the body. By this form of immunotherapy is the tumor vaccine used to actively immunize the cancer patient. Such an ASI-immunotherapy (active specific immunotherapy) is usually performed in patients after tumor surgery or tumor reduction by our integrative cancer therapy concept to reduce the risk of developing metastases.