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Tumour Immunology

  1. W Martin Kast1,
  2. Hans Schreiber2,
  3. Markwin P Velders1

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001429



How to Cite

Kast, W. M., Schreiber, H. and Velders, M. P. 2001. Tumour Immunology. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  2. 2

    University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

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Tumour immunology studies the role of the immune system in cancer. Knowledge of unique and tumour-associated antigens in various tumours opens the possibility of activating the immune system against the tumours. Several immunotherapeutic approaches against different tumours are discussed.


  • tumour;
  • immune response;
  • vaccination;
  • immunotherapy;
  • tumour antigen