Immunotherapy for Renal Carcinoma

  • S. A. Brosman
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 53)


Adenocarcinoma of the kidney may be uniquely suited for attempts at immunotherapy. The natural history of this neoplasm is unusual because these patients may have long periods of time between excision of the primary tumor and development of metastases. We have observed patients in whom the primary tumor existed for 15 to 20 years before treatment was initiated. Following removal of the primary tumor, metastases rapidly appeared. Temporary regression of metastases and long term stabilization of tumors has been described. These findings suggest the presence of immune response which is able to control the development of the tumor.


Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Renal Carcinoma Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma Specific Immunotherapy Autologous Tumor Cell 
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  • S. A. Brosman
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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