Immunotherapy is the treatment of various disorders of the body by stimulating or suppressing the immune system. Sought-after is to restore the body’s immune functions so that the body itself can effectively fight disease or control the disease occurrence. In the oncological diseases, when the immune response to its own abnormal cells is inadequate, the stimulation of the immune system or its particular part is applied. In the autoimmune diseases the opposite is true, the immune system generate an excess response to its own cells or molecules, the treatment to suppress the immune system or its particular part is used.
In our clinic currently are available two stimulation and one suppression based cellular immunotherapies. For the cancer immunotherapy, the stimulatory dendritic cell vaccines and cytokine-induced natural killers (NK) are available. Meanwhile, the suppressive T cell vaccine is used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.