Enhancing immunotherapy using chemotherapy and radiation to modify the tumor microenvironment

@inproceedings{Kershaw2013EnhancingIU,
  title={Enhancing immunotherapy using chemotherapy and radiation to modify the tumor microenvironment},
  author={Michael Kershaw and Christel Devaud and Liza John and Jennifer A Westwood and Phillip K Darcy},
  booktitle={Oncoimmunology},
  year={2013}
}
The tumor microenvironment is a complex assortment of cells that includes a variety of leukocytes. The overall effect of the microenvironment is to support the growth of tumors and suppress immune responses. Immunotherapy is a highly promising form of cancer treatment, but its efficacy can be severely compromised by an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment. Chemotherapy and radiation treatment can mediate tumor reduction through cytotoxic effects, but it is becoming increasingly clear that… CONTINUE READING
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