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Tumor Immunology
Molecularly Defined Antigens and Clinical Applications

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ISBN 9780415272162
Published April 25, 2002 by CRC Press
224 Pages 23 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Recent advances in immunology and molecular biology have resulted in new therapeutic approaches being generated and implemented in cancer clinics. The discovery of new antigens, mechanisms of antigen presentation, and interplay of cells involved in anti-tumor immunity have made the clinical control of some cancers more plausible than previously thought. An invaluable source for clinicians, researchers, and students, Tumor Immunology presents an introductory overview of the immunology of cancer including therapeutic approaches. Topics covered include the immune recognition of cancer-tumor antigens, humoral recognition of cancer, and the immunotherapy of cancer.

Table of Contents

Introduction, G. Parmiani and M.T. Lotze
Immune Recognition of Cancer-Tumor Antigens, P.F. Robbins
Processing and Presentation of Antigen for the Activation of Lymphocytes, S. Ostrand-Rosenberg, B.A. Pulaski, and V. Gunther
Cellular Recognition of Tumors by T and NK Cells, A. Anichi and R. Mortarini
Humoral Recognition of Cancer, P.O. Livingston
Immunotherapy of Cancer, P. Hersey and F.M. Marincola
Tumor Evasion of Immune System, F. Ruiz-Cabello and F. Garrido

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