GM-CSF and Whole Cells

  • Glenn Dranoff
  • Kenneth F. MayJr.
Reference work entry


Granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) is a pleiotropic cytokine critical to immune homeostasis, capable of both pro-inflammatory and tolerance-inducing properties. GM-CSF has a variety of current and potential clinical applications, including use as a growth factor for myeloid cell recovery after chemotherapy, as a cancer vaccine adjuvant, and in combinatorial immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies.


Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) Assessment Biology of CALGB study Idiotype vaccines In cancer Preclinical studies PROSTVAC-VF Protein vaccination Therapeutics Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Oncology and Cancer Vaccine Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Department of MedicineBrigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medical Oncology and Cancer Vaccine Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Department of MedicineBrigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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