Learn More
The efficacy of tumor cell-immune cell interactions depends on a number of factors, for example, the expression of HLA-I on tumor cells, the type of immune cell, the accessibility of tumor cells for immune cells and the expression of immunogenic epitopes. We assessed infiltration of CD4+, CD8+, CD56+ and CD57+ cells in the tumor epithelium, tumor stroma and(More)
To evaluate the prognostic impact of human leukocyte antigen class I (HLA-I) expression on immune surveillance in colorectal cancer, we studied 88 curatively resected tumors for HLA-A and HLA-B/C expression and correlated these data to clinical and histopathological parameters. HLA-A was normal (all tumor cells had HLA expression) in 32%, reduced(More)
Preoperative staging of gastric cancer is difficult. Several molecular markers associated with initiation and progression of cancer seem promising for obtaining preoperative prognostic information. To investigate whether these markers are indicative especially for the presence of lymph node metastases in patients with gastric cancer, we have examined(More)
Colorectal carcinoma is commonly associated with mutation and overexpression of p53, making this antigen a potential target for immune intervention. We analyzed humoral and proliferative immunity against p53 in the blood of patients with resected primary colorectal cancer. The majority of these patients displayed anti-p53 T helper (Th) immunity in the(More)
The clinical significance of tumor-infiltrating dendritic cells has been reported in a variety of human solid tumors as shown by the correlations found between the presence of tumor-infiltrating dendritic cells and clinical prognosis. In this study, we evaluated whether there is an association between the presence and maturation status of tumor-infiltrating(More)
Epithelial tumours consist of an epithelial compartment and a stromal compartment, which are sometimes separated by a basal membrane-like structure. We sought to determine whether these factors have prognostic value in 84 curatively resected stage II and III colorectal cancer by immunohistochemically staining tumours for leucocytes (CD45) and extracellular(More)
PURPOSE We isolated a subline (CC531M) from the CC531S rat colon carcinoma cell line, which grows and metastasizes much more rapidly than CC531S. We found, using RNA expression profiling, that one of the major changes in the CC531M cell line was a 5.8-fold reduction of the chemokine CXCL5. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of CXCL5(More)
Immune cells are known to affect clinical outcome in colorectal cancer. Subsets of immune cells can both support and inhibit immunological interaction with tumor cells. We examined the clinical impact of T cells that are supposed to be responsible for the down regulation of a T cell response: regulatory T cells or Tregs. The study population (n = 76)(More)
p53 overexpression occurs in more than 50% of colorectal carcinomas, which makes it an interesting target for immunotherapy. HLA class I expression on tumor cells is required for the presentation of p53 peptides and an effective T-cell mediated-immune response to ensue. To analyze to which extent p53 and HLA-I expression in a primary tumor reflects(More)
Overexpression of p53 occurs in more than 50% of colorectal cancers. Therefore, p53 represents an attractive target antigen for immunotherapy. We assessed the safety of a canarypox virus encoding the human wild-type p53 gene given intravenously to end-stage colorectal cancer patients in a three-step dose escalation study aimed at inducing p53 immune(More)