Clinical Tumor Immunology

Clinical Tumor Immunology

1st Edition - July 12, 1976

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  • Editors: Joseph Wybran, Maurice J. Staquet
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140155

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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

  • Introduction

    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 298
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1976
  • Published: July 12, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140155

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Joseph Wybran

Maurice J. Staquet

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