Specific Antitumor Immunity and its Role in Host Resistance to Tumors

  • Robert W. Baldwin
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 14)


The repertoire of tumors in which there is conclusive evidence for the expression of antigens which can be manipulated to produce tumor rejection responses has grown considerably since the early studies reported some 25 to 30 years ago with 3-methylcholanthrene (MCA)-induced rodent sarcomas [1–3]. It now includes tumors of many types such as carcinomas and sarcomas induced with a broad spectrum of chemical carcinogens [4] many of these belonging to the classes (polycyclic hydrocarbons, nitrosamines, aromatic amines and aminoazo dyes) which are known, or suspected to be, human carcinogens [5], Rodent tumors induced with DNA- and RNA- containing viruses also express antigens able to induce tumour rejection responses in the host [6, 7].


Tumor Antigen Antitumor Immunity Tumor Immunity Tumor Rejection Active Specific Immunotherapy 
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