Published online Jun 28, 2021. doi: 10.35713/aic.v2.i3.25
Peer-review started: April 10, 2021
First decision: April 28, 2021
Revised: May 11, 2021
Accepted: June 22, 2021
Article in press: June 22, 2021
Published online: June 28, 2021
Core Tip: There are many advancements in the field of cancer immunotherapy in the past decade such as the application of immune checkpoint blockade and adoptive cell therapy. Tumor therapeutic vaccines have emerged as an additional effective treatment strategy due to their ability to trigger potent immune response. Typically, they are tumor cell vaccines, dendritic cell vaccines, peptide vaccines or nucleic acid vaccines. This article mainly reviews the current clinical status as well as research and development status of these four types of therapeutic tumor vaccines for those who are interested.