Biological Approaches to the Therapy of Lymphoproliferative Diseases

  • Kenneth A. Foon
Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 31)


Progress has been made over the past 5 years toward the development of specific biological approaches to the treatment of cancer. The techniques of genetic engineering and mass cell culture and improved techniques in protein and nucleic acid sequencing have made available biologics as highly purified molecules. The most definitive investigations have been carried out with the various interferon (IFN) preparations, and it is clear that they are capable of inducing responses primarily in patients with certain types of lymphomas and leukemias. Recent monoclonal antibody data, while interesting, have not yet demonstrated that monoclonal antibodies are effective in the treatment of lymphoma/leukemia. Intensive investigations are currently under way in both of these areas of clinical research.


Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Autologous Bone Marrow Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Human Leukocyte Interferon 
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