Tumor Immunology: Immunotherapy and Cancer Vaccines by A. G. DalgleishTumor Immunology: Immunotherapy and Cancer Vaccines by A. G. Dalgleish

Tumor Immunology: Immunotherapy and Cancer Vaccines

EditorA. G. Dalgleish, M. J. BrowningForeword byKarol Sikora

Hardcover | June 13, 1996

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This volume reviews advances in the field of human tumor immunology, particularly in relation to the potential for immune intervention in preventing or treating tumors. The editors and contributors, all leading workers in the field, survey advances in the understanding of the relationship between the cancer cell and the immune response. Chapters review in depth the function of immune surveillance and mechanisms of tumor immunity, the role of T lymphocytes and oncogenes in the immune response to cancer, and the potential for immunotherapy of cancer. New areas of tumor immunology are presented, including recent progress in the development of tumor vaccines with particular reference to melanoma.
Title:Tumor Immunology: Immunotherapy and Cancer VaccinesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:369 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.91 inPublished:June 13, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521472377

ISBN - 13:9780521472371


Table of Contents

Contributors; Series Editor's Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction and historical perspectives Michael Browning and A. G. Dalgleish; 2. The immunosurveillance of cancer: specific and non-specific mechanisms Richard G. Vile, Heung Chong and Sina Dorudi; 3. Antigen processing and presentation Nicholas C. Testifo and Michael Wang; 4. The role of the MHC class I in tumor immunity Michael Browning; 5. Human tumor antigens recognized by Cytolytic T Lymphocytes Pierre G Coulie; 6. Peptide-specific CTL directed against viral oncogene products Mariet C.W. Feltkamp, Cornelis J. M. Melief and W. Martin Kast; 7. Cellular oncogenes for tumor immunity: immunotherapy Hans J. Strauss and A. Maria Dahl; 8. Co-stimulatory molecules and their role in tumour immunity A. G. Dalgleish; 9. The role of cytokines in tumour rejection Guido Forni and Robin Foa; 10. Inhibition of nonhemopoietic cancer cell growth by Interleukin-4 and related cytokines Dave S. B. Hoon, Takashi Morisaki and Richard Essner; 11. Current concepts concerning melanoma vaccines Donald L. Morton and Mepur H. Ravindranath; 12. Immune responses to mucins Rosalind A. Graham and Joyce Taylor-Papadimitriou; 13. Heat shock protein-peptide complexes: pan-valent vaccines against cancers and infectious diseases Ryuichiro Suto and Pramod K. Srivastave; 14. The potential of gene transfer to alter the immune response to tumors Bernard A. Fox and Gary J. Nabel; 15. Applications of antibody gene technology Robert E. Hawkins and Kerry A. Chester; Index.

Editorial Reviews

Review of the hardback: ' ... a balanced overview of the state-of-the-art, with special emphasis on the new potential for cancer immunotherapy ... an excellent source of information'. Annals of Oncology