Immunotherapy of Cancer

An Innovative Treatment Comes of Age

Editors: Yamaguchi, Yoshiyuki (Ed.)

  • Summarizes the rationale, present status, and future perspective for cancer immunotherapy
  • Provides comprehensive knowledge of the mechanism of cancer immunotherapy
  • Enriches the reader’s understanding of personalized clinical application of cancer immunotherapy 
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About this book

This timely book, published just as cancer immunotherapy comes of age, summarizes the rationale, present status, and future perspective for cancer immunotherapy. Included are explanations of the constitution of the immune system and immunocheckpoints, the mechanism of antigen presentation and recognition, valuable modalities, clinical trials and guidance, personalization, and biomarkers, all of which are essential for understanding the success of cancer immunotherapy. This innovative therapy has been investigated worldwide as the fourth line of cancer treatment after the standard treatments of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. The progress in fundamental understanding of tumor immunology and the recent advances in clinical trials have opened new avenues with a cancer vaccine in 2010 and immunocheckpoint modulation in 2011, with their approval already granted in the United States. Today, there are no doubts, even among experts in cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy, that the immune system plays a vital role in tumor eradication. Following American approval, many clinical trials of cancer immunotherapy are being conducted.

 With this book the reader will readily understand the paradigm shift in cancer treatment and will realize the importance of cancer immunotherapy. The great value of immunotherapy will be obvious, not only for tumor shrinkage but for prolonging patient survival. 

About the authors

Dr. Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Clinical Oncology, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan  

Reviews

“This book covers the history, current status and future of cancer immunotherapy. … The content of the book is simply exiting, well written and fully covering the problem. I strongly recommend this book to everybody working in the field.” (Jan Lakota, Neoplasma, Vol. 64 (1), 2017)


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Overview of Current Cancer Immunotherapy

    Yamaguchi, Yoshiyuki, M.D., Ph.D.

    Pages 3-17

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  • Bacterial Preparations

    Sakamoto, Junichi, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

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  • Polysaccharides

    Sugiyama, Yasuyuki, M.D., Ph.D.

    Pages 37-50

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  • BCG

    Mizutani, Yoichi, M.D.

    Pages 51-59

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  • αβ-T Cells

    Aruga, Atsushi

    Pages 63-73

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eBook 118,99 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55030-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Immunotherapy of Cancer
Book Subtitle
An Innovative Treatment Comes of Age
Editors
  • Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55031-0
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55031-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55030-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 358
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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