Interferons: Mechanisms of Action and Role in Cancer Therapy

  • Derek Crowther
Conference proceedings

Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)

About these proceedings


A great deal of new information has been obtained during the past four years, and this monograph provides a clear and well reviewed update on biochemical mechanisms and the results of important new clinical studies using the interferons. Reviews include what is presently known about the biosynthesis, physiological role and mechanisms of action of the interferons (alpha, beta, gamma). New biochemical information on interferon-receptor interactions and signalling pathways is provided. The pharmacokinetic considerations in treating leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, neuroendocrine tumors and other solid tumors are reviewed with special emphasis on studies of adjuvant chemotherapy in malignancies of the immune system.


Lymphom Myeloma Tumor alpha beta cancer cancer therapy chemotherapy gamma interferon leukemia lymphoma neurocrine tumors neuroendocrine Tumoren neuroendocrine tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Derek Crowther
    • 1
  1. 1.CRC Department of Medical OncologyChristie Hospital NHS TrustManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76789-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76787-6
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