Patterns of human tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in 120 human cancers.

  title={Patterns of human tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in 120 human cancers.},
  author={Charles Balch and Lee B. Riley and Yun Jeong Bae and Marie A. Salmeron and Chris D. Platsoucas and Andrew von Eschenbach and Ken Itoh},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={125 2},
Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes from 120 samples of human cancers, including melanoma, renal cell carcinoma, breast cancer, sarcoma, and colon cancer, were examined. The percentage of lymphocytes recovered from the cancer varied widely; that of renal cell carcinoma was higher than that of breast or colon cancer (65% vs 45%), which was higher than that of melanomas or sarcomas (30% to 35%). The types of lymphocytes before and after interleukin 2 activation showed specific patterns. CD4+ helper T… CONTINUE READING
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