Introduction: Historical Background

  • Jean-Françcois JeanninEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 667)


Treatment of cancer patients with lipid A analogs is now feasible. This is the culmination of a long story, beginning hundreds of years ago, of progress in different scientific fields bacteriology, chemistry, immunology, genetics, cell biology and experimental medicine. Knowing the history of this domain of research is important in understanding why there is increasing acceptance among the scientific community of attempts to treat cancer with lipid A analogs.


Adaptive Immune System Serratia Marcescens Innate Immune Cell Treat Cancer Patient Danger Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Laboratory Ecole Practique des Hautes Etudes Inserm U866University of BurgundyDijonFrance

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