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Advancements in Tumor Immunotherapy and Cancer Vaccines

Edited by Hilal Arnouk

Midwestern University

Harnessing the potential of the human body's own immune system to attack malignant tumor cells has been the goal of many scientific investigators in recent years, with advances in cancer biology and immunology enabling cancer immunotherapy to become a reality. World-class bench and clinical researchers have joined forces to collaborate and review current developments and trends in cancer immunology for the purposes of this book, and the result is a promising review of contemporary clinical treatments. In each chapter the authors present the scientific basis behind such therapeutic approaches, including cancer vaccines with special focus on prostate cancer, melanoma and novel approaches utilizing both innate and adaptive immune responses.

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Advancements in Tumor Immunotherapy and Cancer VaccinesEdited by Hilal Arnouk

Published: February 3rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1453

ISBN: 978-953-307-998-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6788-4

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

22298 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Immunotherapy in Urologic Malignancies: The Evolution and Future of Pattern Recognition Receptors

By Jane Lee and Arnold I. Chin


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2. Vaccine and Cancer Therapy for Genitourinary Tumors

By Robert J. Amato and Mika Stepankiw


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3. Challenges to Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy

By Elena N. Klyushnenkova and Richard B. Alexander


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4. Prostate Cancer Immunotherapy – Strategy with a Synthetic GnRH Based Vaccine Candidate

By J.A. Junco, F. Fuentes, R. Basulto, E. Bover, M.D. Castro, E. Pimentel, O. Reyes, R. Bringas, L. Calzada, Y. López, N. Arteaga, A. Rodríguez, H. Garay, R. Rodríguez, L. González-Quiza, L. Fong and G.E. Guillén


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5. Immune-Therapy in Cutaneous Melanoma – Efficacy Immune Markers

By Monica Neagu and Carolina Constantin


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6. Innate Immunity-Based Immunotherapy of Cancer

By Kouji Maruyama, Hidee Ishii, Sachiko Tai, Jinyan Cheng, Takatomo Satoh, Sachiko Karaki, Shingo Akimoto and Ken Yamaguchi


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7. The Potential Use of Triterpene Compounds in Dendritic Cells-Based Immunotherapy

By Masao Takei, Akemi Umeyama and Je-Jung Lee


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8. The Novel Use of Zwitterionic Bacterial Components and Polysaccharides in Immunotherapy of Cancer and Immunosuppressed Cancer Patients

By A.S. Abdulamir, R.R. Hafidh and F. Abubaker


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9. Type III Interferons IL-28 and IL-29: Novel Interferon Family Members with Therapeutic Potential in Cancer Therapy

By Hitomi Fujie and Muneo Numasaki


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10. Interleukin 12: Stumbling Blocks and Stepping Stones to Effective Anti-Tumor Therapy

By Hollie J. Pegram, Alena A. Chekmasova, Gavin H. Imperato and Renier J. Brentjens


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