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Dendritic Cells in Tumor Immunology

  • Morikazu Onji

Abstract

The mechanisms underlying tumorigenesis of various organs and tissues might share some common features, but it is likely that some organ-specific factors influence tumorigenesis in a particular organ. For example, the cellular and molecular events underlying the development of solid tumors would be different from those underlying tumors of blood cells. Some tumors develop from a malignant state, whereas in other cases, apparent premalignant conditions, even if present, are not well characterized. For example, tumors of liver cells, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), usually develop from a definitive precancerous state. Similarly, microbial infections or chemical carcinogens might induce chronic inflammatory changes in several organs that could make them susceptible to malignant transformation. In addition, various other factors, most of which are still elusive, might induce tumorigenesis.

Keywords

Antitumor Immunity Tumor Immunology Cancer Microenvironment Cancer Nodule Allostimulatory Capacity 
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© Morikazu Onji 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Morikazu Onji
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  1. 1.Third Department of Internal MedicineEhime University School of MedicineOnsen-gun, EhimeJapan

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