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TitleBiological Responses in Cancer [electronic resource] : Progress toward Potential Applications / edited by Enrico Mihich
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1984
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-4682-1
Descript XV, 245 p. online resource

SUMMARY

The series of volumes entitled Biological Responses in Cancer: Progress toward Potential Applications provides information on approaches through which the interaction between neoplastic and normal cells may be modified. Each annual volume contains contributions in areas where significant progยญ ress has been made. Topics to be dealt with include immunologic and host defense systems, control mechanisms of cell and population growth, cell differentiation, and cell transformation. The regulatory mechanisms controlling the interactions between normal and tumor cells may be immunologic in nature or they may relate to diverse biological characteristics of tumor and normal cells and their response to micro environmental factors. While the central question of tumor immunolยญ ogy addresses the nature and uniqueness of tumor-associated antigens in humans, the identification of the stages of differentiation and functions of the various cell types involved in immunity is advancing rapidly. The deยญ velopment of monoclonal antibody methodologies, together with progress in the biochemical characterization of cell markers, cell separation, and measurement of cell functions, has significantly aided in the identification and quantitation of different cell types. Establishing the role of these cells in the regulation of human immune mechanisms offers a means for evaluยญ ating the status of the immune responses in cancer patients and for assessing the effects that tumor and antitumor treatments may exert on their funcยญ tionality, which, in turn, may alter the effects of antitumor treatments


CONTENT

1 Transforming Growth Factors Produced by Viral-Transformed and Human Tumor Cells -- 2 Heterogeneities of Human Interferons -- 3 Inhibition of the Carcinogenic Process and of Expression of the Neoplastic Phenotype -- 4 Proliferation and Differentiation Control Mechanisms in Myeloid Leukemia -- 5 Regulation of Natural Killer Cell Activity -- 6 Lymphocyte Transfer for Cancer Therapy: Prerequisites for Efficacy and the Use of Long-Term Cultured T Lymphocytes -- 7 Application of Monoclonal Antibodies to Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation -- 8 Bone Marrow Transplantation for Neoplasia in Man


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