Failure of cell-mediated effector mechanisms in lung cancer.

Abstract

The status of cell-mediated effector mechanisms was studied in 28 patients with lung cancer (25/28 in stage III). Patients' precultured peripheral blood mononuclear leukocytes, isolated by Ficoll-Hypaque, were tested for lymphocyte proliferation responses to alloantigens in mixed lymphocyte culture (MLC). The influence of autologous patients' sera was… (More)

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