Cancer and IgE

Introducing the Concept of AllergoOncology

Editors: Penichet, Manuel L., Jensen-Jarolim, Erika (Eds.)

  • The first volume based on the field named "AllergoOncology"
  • The term "AllergoOncology", recently created by Dr. Jensen-Jarolim, aims to reveal the function of IgE-mediated immune responses against tumor cells in order to enhance the understanding of its biology and develop novel treatment options based on IgE against malignant diseases
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About this book

Allergies are caused by a person’s own IgE antibodies directed against innocuous antigens like pollen or house dust mites. Interestingly, several studies have examined the relation between allergies or level of IgE and malignancies and have found an inverse association suggesting a natural role of IgE in cancer immunosurveillance. Is it thus possible that IgE immunoglobulins could have a beneficial function against cancer besides their harmful function in allergy? If so, can we exploit this beneficial function for the development of new cancer therapies? Could oncologists learn from allergists and vice versa? This book attempts to explore step by step these interesting questions, opening a novel science field: AllergoOncology.

AllergoOncology by definition aims to reveal the function of IgE-mediated immune responses against cancer cells in order to enhance the understanding of its biology and to develop novel IgE-based treatment options against malignant diseases. Cancer and IgE: Introducing the Concept of AllergoOncology opens new avenues towards IgE antibodies as key effector molecules able to confer protection against cancer development and progression. This affinity-matured class of antibody, belonging to Th2-mediated immunity, uses an exquisite panel of potent effector cells which can eradicate malignant cells. Importantly, IgE is also capable of binding to professional antigen presenting cells thereby enhancing the presentation of cancer antigens and leading to a significant anti-tumor immune response. Based on its anti-tumor efficacy, which has been shown in vitro and in preclinical models, IgE can be potentially used in human in the context passive and active cancer immunotherapy. In summary, this book, which is the first of its class, is a comprehensive volume about the evolving new field AllergoOncology.

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From the reviews:

“The book begins by giving a brief description of the long history of observations and research … into the existence of a negative correlation between the frequency of allergies and the incidence of cancer, as well as a history of allergy research in general. … the new concept of AllergoOncology, as introduced in this book, is a provocative one … . a well-written and presented book introducing a new concept in cancer immunology, as well as a comprehensive description of IgE biology in general.” (Andrew T. Vaughan, Immunology News, February, 2011)

“This book represents a description of how IgE antibodies may play a role protecting against cancer development and progression. … The audience for this book includes oncologists, allergists, and researchers, as well as students and fellows. It has a place in any health sciences library. … It is well written and full of thoughtful points and it would be a useful addition to the library of an educational institution or to the laboratory of researchers interested in this topic.” (Marion C. Cohen, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2010)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Jensen-Jarolim, Erika (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • The Biology of IgE: Molecular Mechanism Restraining Potentially Dangerous High Serum IgE Titres In Vivo

    Achatz, Gernot (et al.)

    Pages 13-36

  • The Biology of IgE: The Generation of High-Affinity IgE Antibodies

    Curotto de Lafaille, Maria A. (et al.)

    Pages 37-46

  • Epidemiological Evidence: IgE, Atopy, and Solid Tumors

    Turner, Michelle C.

    Pages 47-77

  • Epidemiological Evidence: IgE, Allergies, and Hematopoietic Malignancies

    Martínez-Maza, Otoniel (et al.)

    Pages 79-136

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-62703-852-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cancer and IgE
Book Subtitle
Introducing the Concept of AllergoOncology
Editors
  • Manuel L. Penichet
  • Erika Jensen-Jarolim
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-451-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-451-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-450-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-62703-852-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 287
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