Vaccines for tumour prevention

Nat Rev Cancer. 2006 Mar;6(3):204-16. doi: 10.1038/nrc1815.


Despite tremendous progress in basic and epidemiological research, effective prevention of most types of cancer is still lacking. Vaccine use in cancer therapy remains a promising but difficult prospect. However, new mouse models that recapitulate significant features of human cancer progression show that vaccines can keep precancerous lesions under control and might eventually be the spearhead of effective and reliable ways to prevent cancer.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cancer Vaccines* / immunology
  • Cancer Vaccines* / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control*


  • Cancer Vaccines