, Volume 23, Issue 12, pp 1359–1366 | Cite as

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – 2018

  • Arunika MukhopadhayaEmail author
General Article


The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the year 2018 was awarded to James P Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan for their immense contributions towards the application of immunotherapy for the treatment of cancer. To understand the ramifications of their discovery, we must first understand how the immune system works.


Immunotherapy immune checkpoint cancer T cells lymphocytes immunity anitgen presenting cells dendritic cells 


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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesIndian Institute of Science Education and Research MohaliSAS Nagar, ManauliIndia

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