Delayed hypersensitivity reactions of cancer patients to antigens on lymphoid cell lines.

Abstract

Four-hundred and fifty nine cancer patients were skin tested with extracts from five lymphoid cell lines. More than 50% of patients with lymphoma had positive skin tests with the extracts prepared from the cell line derived from Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) and more than 50% of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients reacted to the NPC-derived cell line extracts. Although the significant association between patient diagnosis and orgin of cell lines suggested that tumor-associated antigens were responsible for the pattern of delayed hypersensitivity, problems in standardization of antigen potency and non-specificity need to be resolved before this in vivo assay achieves its full potential.

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@article{Levine1978DelayedHR, title={Delayed hypersensitivity reactions of cancer patients to antigens on lymphoid cell lines.}, author={Paul H. Levine and John Hsi-en Ho and F. K. Nkrumah and Phillip O Periman and Nejib Mourali and Gordon C . Cannon and Matthew B. Middleton and Ida Virginia Perkins and R. B. Herberman}, journal={International journal of cancer}, year={1978}, volume={22 4}, pages={400-4} }