November 1974

Immunologic Mechanisms in the Prevention and Therapy of Cancer

Author Affiliations

From the departments of pediatrics (Dr. Fleisher) and laboratory medicine and pathology (Dr. Kersey), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(5):739-742. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110300149024

Recent observations indicate that the immunologic system may be manipulated to prevent or treat cancer under certain conditions in animal and man. Various experimental models and clinical trials currently under investigation continue to yield data that may further define the role of immune mechanisms in the control of malignant neoplasms. This review summarizes current data related to the immunologic system and cancer.