General Principles of Tumor Immunotherapy

Basic and Clinical Applications of Tumor Immunology

Editors: Kaufman, Howard L., Wolchok, Jedd D. (Eds.)

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  • Describes how the immune system can be harnessed to recognize and kill tumor cells
  • Illustrates how current advances in immunology are being used in tumor immunotherapy
  • Details the rationale and indications for tumor immunotherapy
  • Discusses some of the current obstacles to successful tumor immunotherapy
  • Brings together the world’s leading experts in tumor immunology
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"General Principles of Tumor Immunotherapy: Basic and Clinical Applications of Tumor Immunology" brings together the world’s leading authorities on tumor immunology. This book describes the basic immunology principles that form the foundation of understanding how the immune system recognizes and rejects tumor cells. The role of the innate and adaptive immune responses is discussed and the implications of these responses for the design of clinical strategies to combat cancer are illustrated through both experimental clinical trials and review of current standard of care therapeutic agents. This information will be invaluable to both students of immunology and cancer research and practicing physicians who have patients with cancer. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the field, demonstrates how advances in basic immunology can and are being applied to cancer, and describes the current status of approved immunotherapy regimens.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • A Perspective on Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

    Pages 3-15

    Houghton, Alan N.

  • Tumor Antigens

    Pages 17-31

    Morse, Michael A. (et al.)

  • T Cells and Antigen Recognition

    Pages 33-53

    Emens, Leisha A.

  • The Role of Natural Killer T cells in Tumor Immunity

    Pages 55-66

    Dhodapkar, Madhav V.

  • Immunomodulatory Molecules of the Immune System

    Pages 67-121

    Saenger, Yvonne M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
General Principles of Tumor Immunotherapy
Book Subtitle
Basic and Clinical Applications of Tumor Immunology
Editors
  • Howard L. Kaufman
  • Jedd D. Wolchok
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6087-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6087-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6086-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8714-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 503
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