Biochemistry (Moscow)

, Volume 84, Issue 7, pp 720–728 | Cite as

Immunotherapeutic Approaches for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

  • E. V. AbakushinaEmail author
  • Yu. V. Gelm
  • I. A. Pasova
  • A. V. Bazhin


Colorectal cancer (CRC) originating from the cells of the colon or rectum has a high mortality rate worldwide. Numerous attempts have been made to raise the overall survival rates of CRC patients. It is well-known that the development of malignant neoplasms is accompanied by suppression of the immune system, which is likely the cause for the failure of standard treatment methods. Immune response has long been an issue of great interest in cancer therapy and anti-tumor immunity that consider the development of immunotherapeutic antitumor methods resulting in the immune system activation as an important issue. This review discusses main immunotherapeutic approaches available for the CRC treatment.


colorectal cancer (CRC) immunotherapy checkpoint inhibition programmed death 1 (PD-1) adoptive cell immunotherapy 



adoptive cell immunotherapy

CAR T cell

T cell with chimeric antigen receptor


carcinoembryonic antigen


colorectal cancer


dendritic cell


immune checkpoint inhibitor


high-avidity T-cell receptor


tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. V. Abakushina
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yu. V. Gelm
    • 1
  • I. A. Pasova
    • 1
  • A. V. Bazhin
    • 2
  1. 1.Tsyb Medical Radiological Research Center, Branch of the National Medical Research Radiological CenterMinistry of Health of the Russian FederationObninsk, Kaluga RegionRussia
  2. 2.Ludwig-Maximilians-University MunichMunichGermany

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