Clinical Tumor Immunology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080211015, 9781483140155

Clinical Tumor Immunology

1st Edition

Editors: Joseph Wybran Maurice J. Staquet
eBook ISBN: 9781483140155
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 12th July 1976
Page Count: 298
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Clinical Tumor Immunology contains the proceedings of the Symposium of Clinical Tumor Immunology held in Brussels, Belgium, on May 26-29, 1975) and organized by the European Organization for Research on Treatment of Cancer in cooperation with the Department of Immunology of the University Hospital of Brussels. The papers explore progress in the field of clinical tumor immunology and cover topics ranging from general mechanisms in tumor immunity to tumor antigens and immunotherapy. A classification of leukemias and lymphomas is also presented.

Comprised of 48 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the biological activities of the circulating thymic hormone, followed by a discussion on macrophage secretions affecting the growth of other cells. The reader is then introduced to immune cellular mechanisms at the site of the tumor; the use of the leukocyte migration technique in studies of tumor-directed cellular immunity in malignant melanoma; and immunological approaches to the identification of leukemic cells. Subsequent chapters deal with preclinical approaches in tumor immunochemotherapy; mediation of immune responses to human tumor antigens with "immune" RNA; and the role of transfer factor in human cancer.

This monograph will be of interest to oncologists and immunologists.

Table of Contents


The Immunological Dream of an Oncologist

EORTC, Aim, Structure and Activity

General Mechanisms in Tumor Immunity

Biological Activities of the Circulating Thymic Hormone

Macrophage Secretions Affecting the Growth of Other Cells

Immune Cellular Mechanisms at the Site of the Tumor

Tests in Cancer Patients

T-Cell Rosettes in Human Cancer

Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity in Vitro. Mechanisms and Relevance to Tumor Immunity

Function and Evaluation of Human K-Cells

Lymphocyte Stimulation Test for Detection of Tumor Specific Reactivity in Humans

The Leucocyte Migration Technique in Studies of Tumor-Directed Cellular Immunity in Malignant Melanoma

Detection of Cell-Mediated Immunity Against Tumor-Associated Antigens of Human Breast Carcinoma by Migration Inhibition and Lymphocyte-Stimulation Assays

Tumor Antigens

The Use of CEA (Carcinoembryonic Antigen) and Other Carcinofoetal Antigens Human Cancer

HL-A in Cancer

HL-A and Cancer

Classification of Leukemias and Lymphomas

Immunological Approaches to the Identification of Leukaemic Cells

Lymphocyte Membrane Markers in B-cell Proliferations and Human Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas

Classification of Leukemias and Hematosarcomas Based on Cell Membrane Markers and Scanning Electron Microscopy


Preclinical Approaches in Tumor Immunochemotherapy

Levamisole in Resectable Human Bronchogenic Carcinoma

Mediation of Immune Responses to Human Tumor Antigens with "Immune" RNA

Transfer Factor: The Current Picture, with Special Reference to Human Cancer

New Frontiers of Cancer Active Immunotherapy

The Immunotherapy of Acute Myeloblasts Leukaemia

Immunotherapy of Human Solid Tumors: Prolongation of Disease-free Interval and Survival in Malignant Melanoma, Breast and Colorectal Cancer

Abstracts of Papers Presented at the Symposium

Author Index

Subject Index


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