Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy

Volume 1 of Delivery Strategies and Engineering Technologies in Cancer Immunotherapy

1st Edition - August 18, 2021

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  • Editors: Mansoor Amiji, Lara Milane
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233979
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128236376

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Delivery Technologies for Immuno-Oncology: Volume 1: Delivery Strategies and Engineering Technologies in Cancer Immunotherapy examines the challenges of delivering immuno-oncology therapies. Immuno-oncology (IO) is a growing field of medicine at the interface of immunology and cancer biology leading to development of novel therapeutic approaches, such as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) and immune checkpoint blockade antibodies, that are clinically approved approaches for cancer therapy. Although currently approved IO approaches have shown tremendous promise for select types of cancers, broad application of IO strategies could even further improve the clinical success, especially for diseases such as pancreatic cancer, brain tumors where the success of IO so far has been limited. Nanotechnology-based targeted delivery strategies could improve the delivery efficiency of IO agents as well as provide additional avenues for novel therapeutic and vaccination strategies. Additionally, a number of locally-administered immunogenic scaffolds and therapeutic strategies, such as the use of STING agonist, could benefit from rationally designed biomaterials and delivery approaches. Delivery Technologies for Immuno-Oncology: Volume 1: Delivery Strategies and Engineering Technologies in Cancer Immunotherapy creates a comprehensive treaty that engages the scientific and medical community who are involved in the challenges of immunology, cancer biology, and therapeutics with possible solutions from the nanotechnology and drug delivery side.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive treaty covering all aspects of immuno-oncology (IO)
  • Novel strategies for delivery of IO therapeutics and vaccines
  • Forecasting on the future of nanotechnology and drug delivery for IO


Scientists and clinicians working in research and development of IO therapeutics and vaccines. The book will also serve a useful guide for graduate students and postdoctoral associate working in this field. Can be useful as a teaching tool in Advanced Drug Delivery, Biomaterials, and Cancer Biology and Therapeutics courses taught to both undergraduate and graduate students

Table of Contents

  • 1. The hallmarks of cancer and immunology
    2. Innate and adaptive immunity in cancer
    3. Inflammation and cancer
    4. Novel immunotherapeutic approaches to cancer: Voltage-gated sodium channel expression in immune cells and tumors
    5. Immunoediting and cancer priming
    6. Metabolic reprogramming and immunity in cancer
    7. Epigenetic programming of the immune responses in cancer
    8. Cellular therapeutics in immuno-oncology
    9. T-cell engaging bispecific antibody therapy
    10. Role of microbiome in cancer immunotherapy
    11. STING pathway and modulation for cancer immunotherapy
    12. Oncolytic viruses in immunotherapy
    13. Comparison of therapeutic strategies for immuno-oncology
    14. Intrinsic and acquired cancer immunotherapy resistance
    15. Preclinical and clinical toxicity of immuno-oncology agents and mitigation strategies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 548
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: August 18, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233979
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128236376

About the Editors

Mansoor Amiji

Mansoor Amiji
Mansoor M. Amiji is the Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Dr. Amiji has edited a number of books and is a frequently published author. His research focuses on the synthesis of novel polymeric materials for medical and pharmaceutical applications, drug delivery systems and nanomedical technologies, and his contributions in research advising, grant reviews for various organizations and editorial work for journals are invaluable.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Lara Milane

Lara Milane
Dr. Lara Milane is Assistant Teaching Professor in Biotechnology at the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. She is interested in Mitochondrial Medicine. She is working on developing nanomedicines for a range of diseases (cancer, neurodegenerative disease, aging) that manipulate mitochondria for therapeutic outcomes. Dr. Milane was trained as a National Cancer Institute/ National Science Foundation Nanomedicine Fellow at Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Dr. Milane is an intuitive cancer biologist with research interests in developing translational nanomedicines that exploit the hallmarks of cancer.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Teaching Professor in Biotechnology, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, USA

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