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Adaptive T-cell immunity and tumor antigen recognition

Pedro Romero and Pierre G Coulie.

in Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Immunology; Clinical Oncology. 5684 words.

Current advances in cancer immunotherapy are based on the antigenicity of human tumors, and also on their immunogenicity. Their antigenicity results from the presence at the cell surface of...

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Adoptive lymphocyte (stem cell) therapy in cancer

Sophie Derniame and Aurore Saudemont.

in Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Immunology; Clinical Oncology. 6065 words.

Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is the infusion of haematopoietic stem cells and progenitor cells to restore a patient’s haematopoiesis. With more than 40 years of research...

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Adoptive T-cell therapy using TILs for the treatment of metastatic melanoma

Marco Donia, Eva Ellebæk and Inge Marie Svane.

in Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Immunology; Clinical Oncology. 6836 words.

Adoptive T-cell therapy (ACT) with tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs or TIL-based ACT) is a personalized treatment for cancer defined as the infusion of T cells isolated from the...

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Antibody therapies: defining appropriate cell surface epitopes for targeting tumors

Gabriele Multhoff and Michael Stanglmaier.

in Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Immunology; Clinical Oncology. 6280 words.

Numerous tumor mouse models have clearly shown that an active immune system can monitor, edit and destroy malignantly transformed cells. However, the capacity of the immune system to fight...

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Cancer stem cells (CSCs) and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT): Tumor cell plasticity challenges immunotherapy

Tarik Regad and Morgan G Mathieu.

in Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Immunology; Clinical Oncology. 5887 words.

Cancer stem cells (CSCs) or cancer-initiating cells are populations of cancer cells that possess the stem cell properties of self-renewal and differentiation and therefore behave as their...

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Chambers, Helen

Peter D. Mohr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Pathology; Medical Oncology; Clinical Oncology; Surgical Oncology. 1235 words.

Chambers, Helen (1879–1935), pathologist and cancer research worker, was born on 18 July 1879 in Bombay, India, the only daughter of Frederick Chambers, of the Indian Civil Service. Her...

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Chimeric antigen receptor gene therapy in cancer

John S Bridgeman and David E Gilham.

in Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Immunology; Clinical Oncology. 6056 words.

T cells are a major effector arm of the adaptive immune system and possess the potential to eliminate tumors. However, this potential is blunted in the cancer-bearing patient as a result of...

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Controversies in the Management of Salivary Gland Disease

Edited by Mark McGurk and James Graham Combes.

November 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Surgery; Histopathology; Epidemiology; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Anaesthetics; Surgical Skills; Paediatrics; Medical Oncology; Surgical Oncology; Clinical Radiology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 376 pages.

Addressing controversial and topical issues in the field of salivary gland disease and surgical management of salivary gland disease, this new edition integrates the newest clinical...

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DNA vaccines

Lindy G Durrant, Wei Xue, Lee R Machado, Rachael L Metheringham and Victoria A Brentville.

in Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Immunology; Clinical Oncology. 6604 words.

A number of significant developments in DNA vaccine research have led to the resurgence of this field as a promising approach for the treatment of cancer. Notably, these include improved...

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Endovascular Treatment of Fast-flow Vascular Anomalies

Patricia E. Burrows.

in Mulliken and Young's Vascular Anomalies

August 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Surgery; Histopathology; Interventional Radiology. 20836 words.

Chapter 20 describes and illustrates embolization techniques and outcomes for a variety of fast-flow vascular malformations from simple arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) to extensive AVMs....

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