Advances in the understanding of cancer immunotherapy.

  title={Advances in the understanding of cancer immunotherapy.},
  author={Neal D Shore},
  journal={BJU international},
  volume={116 3},
The principal role of the immune system is to prevent and eradicate pathogens and infections. The key characteristics or features of an effective immune response include specificity, trafficking, antigen spread and durability (memory). The immune system is recognised to have a critical role in controlling cancer through a dynamic relationship with tumour cells. Normally, at the early stages of tumour development, the immune system is capable of eliminating tumour cells or keeping tumour growth… CONTINUE READING

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