Cancer immunology: the search for specificity.

@article{Old1982CancerIT,
  title={Cancer immunology: the search for specificity.},
  author={L. John Old},
  journal={National Cancer Institute monograph},
  year={1982},
  volume={60},
  pages={193-209}
}
  • L. John Old
  • Published 1982 in National Cancer Institute monograph
The major focus of cancer immunology has shifted away from arguments about the validity of the immunosurveillance theory of cancer to the more basic question of tumor-specific antigens. Despite vast effort aimed at demonstrations of such antigens, their existence in the generality of cancer remains unproved. Serological analysis of 3 tumor types, mouse leukemia and sarcoma and human malignant melanoma, has received the most attention, and a rudimentary classification of the surface antigens… CONTINUE READING

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