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Is PROVENGE a Cancer Vaccine?

You may hear PROVENGE referred to as a cancer vaccine because it stimulates the immune system. However, PROVENGE should not be confused with vaccines used to prevent diseases. Preventive vaccines are used to provide immunity against diseases before they infect the body. In contrast, PROVENGE uses the body's immune system to attack prostate cancer cells that are already growing in the body.
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