Development of a Dendritic Cell (DC) Vaccine for Advanced Colorectal Cancer

  • Richard S. Stubbs
  • Natalie Rains-Wilson
  • Rebecca J. Cannan
  • Wangxue Chen

Abstract

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common malignancies encountered in the Western World and in-spite of the development of treatment strategies involving adjuvant chemotherapy, hepatic resection, hepatic cryotherapy and Selective Internal Radiation Therapy it continues to claim the lives of approximately 50% of those who develop the disease. While a great deal of effort has gone into the search for effective chemotherapeutic agents, to date no major advance in this area has been forthcoming. In parallel with this effort has been exploration for an effective immunotherapeutic strategy. There is good reason to believe this latter approach may deliver important advances in treatment over the next few years.

Keywords

Lymphoma Adenocarcinoma Hull 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard S. Stubbs
    • 1
  • Natalie Rains-Wilson
    • 1
  • Rebecca J. Cannan
    • 1
  • Wangxue Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.The Wakefield Gastroenterology Centre and Research InstituteWakefield HospitalWellingtonNew Zealand

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