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Immunological Aspects of Cancer Chemotherapy

  • Kenneth C. Calman
  • John F. Smyth
  • Martin H. N. Tattersall
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Abstract

The immune response may be related to cancer chemotherapy in several ways. First, the patient with advanced cancer may have depressed immunological responsiveness prior to commencement of chemotherapy. Secondly, chemotherapy itself may markedly influence the immune response. Finally, chemotherapy and immunotherapy may be used together in the treatment of specific neoplasms. Before discussing these in detail, it is pertinent to review the immune response and the techniques by which it can be assessed.

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© Kenneth C. Calman, John F. Smyth and Martin H.N. Tattersall 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth C. Calman
    • 1
  • John F. Smyth
    • 2
  • Martin H. N. Tattersall
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Cancer Research CampaignThe University of GlasgowUK
  2. 2.Imperial Cancer Research FundThe University of EdinburghUK
  3. 3.Sydney BranchLudwig Institute for Cancer ResearchAustralia
  4. 4.The University of SydneyAustralia

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