Reversible changes in tumor growth and metastatic behavior induced by immune pressure.


Prolonged exposure to host immunity was studied for its effect on several characteristics of a cloned 3-methylcholanthrene-induced fibrosarcoma. One million cells of a clone 10-O were injected subcutaneously into normal C3H/HeJ mice (clone 10-N) or tumor-immune mice (clone 10-I). After 10 passages in immune mice, 1 X 10(6) cells from 10-I tumor were… (More)