Immunotherapy: An introduction

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The immune system recognizes and controls cancer cells. Both innate and the acquired immune pathways play an important role in skin cancer immunosurveillance. Decrease in cutaneous immunity induced by ultraviolet radiation, chemotherapeutic agents and other immunosuppressive factors result in loss of appropriate immune surveillance mechanisms and increase in skin cancer. Immunostimulatory agents have been proved to be effective for the treatment of skin cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNon-Surgical Treatment of Keratinocyte Skin Cancer
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9783540793403
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Kemény, L. (2010). Immunotherapy: An introduction. In Non-Surgical Treatment of Keratinocyte Skin Cancer (pp. 103-105). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.