Chapter 8. The Immune System

  1. Janice Gabriel MPhil, PgD, BSc(Hons), RN, FETC, ONC, CertMHS
  1. Helmout Modjtahedi and
  2. Ailsa Clarke

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988121.ch8

The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition

The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition

How to Cite

Modjtahedi, H. and Clarke, A. (2008) The Immune System, in The Biology of Cancer, Second Edition (ed J. Gabriel), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470988121.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Nurse Director, Central South Coast Cancer Network

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470057599

Online ISBN: 9780470988121

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Keywords:

  • immune system;
  • human body;
  • intact skin;
  • infection;
  • antigens

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Background

  • The First Line of Body Defence

  • The Immune System

  • The Immune System and Cancer

  • Conclusion