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Int Rev Immunol. 2003 Mar-Apr;22(2):113-40.

CD4+ T cell matters in tumor immunity.

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  • 1Cancer Immunology Program, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA.

Abstract

CD4+ T cells have been shown to be able to affect tumor growth through both direct and indirect means. In addition, a requirement has been demonstrated for CD4+ T cells in the regulation and induction of T cell memory, and CD4+ suppressor T cells have been identified, stressing a role for CD4+ T cells in the induction and maintenance of antitumor immune responses. A review of the involvement of CD4+ T cells at different stages of tumor immunity is provided, and based on these data we discuss how CD4+ T cell response induction could be incorporated into tumor immunotherapy strategies.

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