HLA-G in skin cancer: a wolf in sheep's clothing?

@article{Urosevic2003HLAGIS,
  title={HLA-G in skin cancer: a wolf in sheep's clothing?},
  author={Mirjana Urosevic and Reinhard Dummer},
  journal={Human immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 11},
  pages={1073-80}
}
Despite well-defined and immunogenic tumor antigens, and even in the presence of tumor antigen-specific cytotoxic cells, the immune system does not appear to be very effective in eradicating cells that have undergone malignant transformation. Tumor cells, even though invading and representing a threat, are not truly "foreign" but autologous cells that have become transformed in a subtle way, enabling them to escape the host immune system. Melanoma, and to less extent nonmelanoma, skin cancers… CONTINUE READING

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