Cancer immunotherapy: A treatment for the masses

Joseph N. Blattman, Philip D. Greenberg

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Abstract

Cancer immunotherapy attempts to harness the exquisite power and specificity of the immune system for the treatment of malignancy. Although cancer cells are less immunogenic than pathogens, the immune system is clearly capable of recognizing and eliminating tumor cells. However, tumors frequently interfere with the development and function of immune responses. Thus, the challenge for immunotherapy is to use advances in cellular and molecular immunology to develop strategies that effectively and safety augment antitumor responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-205
Number of pages6
JournalScience
Volume305
Issue number5681
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 9 2004
Externally publishedYes

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