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A Study of Immunological Methods for the Detection of Tumor Specific Antigens in Carcinoma of Lung and Endometrium

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Title: A Study of Immunological Methods for the Detection of Tumor Specific Antigens in Carcinoma of Lung and Endometrium
Authors: Kai, Wesley
Advisor: Hokama, Yoshitsugi
Issue Date: 15 Jan 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: Cancer is the result of a failure of the immune surveillance system to recognize and eliminate arising neoplastic cells. This monitoring system postulated by Thomas in 1959 (125), and later by Burnet (17,18) suggests that tumor cells arise frequently but are recognized as being foreign and are rejected by the host imumne response. Evidence of immunological surveillance is suggested by several observations. First, an increased rate of malignancies is seen in patients with immunodeficiency diseases or,.who are undergoing immunosuppressive therapy. Also a higher incidence of neoplasms in man occurs in early life and in old age - times when the immune system is least effective.
Pages/Duration: v, 55 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/31949
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