Cancer Immunotherapy

Cancer Immunotherapy : Immune Suppression and Tumor Growth

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There has been major growth in understanding immune suppression mechanisms and its relationship to cancer progression and therapy. This book highlights emerging new principles of immune suppression that drive cancer and it offers radically new ideas about how therapy can be improved by attacking these principles. Following work that firmly establishes immune escape as an essential trait of cancer, recent studies have now defined specific mechanisms of tumoral immune suppression. It also demonstrates how attacking tumors with molecular targeted therapeutics or traditional chemotherapeutic drugs can produce potent anti-tumor effects in preclinical models. This book provides basic, translational, and clinical cancer researchers an indispensable overview of immune escape as a critical trait in cancer and how applying specific combinations of immunotherapy and chemotherapy to attack this trait may radically improve the treatment of advanced disease.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 428 pages
  • 184 x 260 x 22mm | 1,038.72g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123725518
  • 9780123725516

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This relatively compact book is a summary of contemporary thinking about cancer immunotherapy, with a focus on the relationship between tumors and the immune response of the host. The book is edited by authorities on tumor biology and cancer immunotherapy and reflects the nascent synthesis of these disciplines. The chapters are written by highly respected investigators, and the topics span much of the breadth and depth of this evolving field. The book seems designed to provide an overview for those who wish to immerse themselves in this field and who have a working knowledge of immunotherapy but rudimentary familiarity with cancer immunobiology and therapy. - The New England Journal of Medicine, April 2008
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Table of contents

Part I: Principles of Cancer Immunobiology
Introduction
Cancer Immunoediting: From Immune Surveillance to Immune Escape
Immunosurveillance: Innate and Adaptive Anti-Tumor Immunity
Cytokine Regulation of Immune Tolerance to Tumors
Immunological Sculpting: Natural Killer Cell Receptors and Ligands
Immune Escape: Immunosuppressive Networks
Part II: Cancer Therapeutics
Cytotoxic Chemotherapy in Clinical Treatment of Cancer
Targeted Therapeutics in Cancer Treatment
Concepts in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Cancer Immunotherapy: Challenges and Opportunities
Cancer Vaccines
Part III: Targets and Tactics to Improve Cancer Immunotherapy By Defeating Immune Suppression
Immunotherapy and Cancer Therapeutics: Why Partner?
Immune Stimulatory Features of Classical Chemotherapy
Dendritic Cells and Co-Inhibitory Molecules
Regulatory T Cells in Tumor Immunity: Role of Toll-like Receptors
Tumor-associated Macrophages in Cancer Growth and Progression
Tumor-associated Myeloid-derived Suppressor Cells
Programmed Death Ligand-1 and Galectin-1: Pieces in the Puzzle of Tumor Immune Escape
IDO in Immune Escape: Regulation and Therapeutic Inhibition
Arginase, Nitric Oxide Synthase, and Novel Inhibitors of L-arginine Metabolism in Immune Modulation
Summary: Future Questions
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This relatively compact book is a summary of contemporary thinking about cancer immunotherapy, with a focus on the relationship between tumors and the immune response of the host. The book is edited by authorities on tumor biology and cancer immunotherapy and reflects the nascent synthesis of these disciplines. The chapters are written by highly respected investigators, and the topics span much of the breadth and depth of this evolving field. The book seems designed to provide an overview for those who wish to immerse themselves in this field and who have a working knowledge of immunotherapy but rudimentary familiarity with cancer immunobiology and therapy. - The New England Journal of Medicine, April 2008 This relatively compact book is a summary of contemporary thinking about cancer immunotherapy, with a focus on the relationship between tumors and the immune response of the host. The book is edited by authorities on tumor biology and cancer immunotherapy and reflects the nascent synthesis of these disciplines. The chapters are written by highly respected investigators, and the topics span much of the breadth and depth of this evolving field. The book seems designed to provide an overview for those who wish to immerse themselves in this field and who have a working knowledge of immunotherapy but rudimentary familiarity with cancer immunobiology and therapy. - The New England Journal of Medicine, April 2008
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