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Cancer J. 2010 Jul-Aug;16(4):325-35. doi: 10.1097/PPO.0b013e3181eb33bc.

Chemokines: can effector cells be redirected to the site of the tumor?

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Department of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles Lung Cancer Research Program, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Abstract

Chemokines (ie, chemoattractant cytokines) are a family of small secreted molecules that mediate leukocyte migration. It is becoming increasingly more evident that chemokines play an integral role in the initiation of a specific immune response. With respect to cancer, chemokines are being studied for both their role in tumor biology and as promising immunotherapy candidates. We review several areas of chemokine importance in tumor immunity and discuss the experimental evidence that is leading to the clinical use of this cytokine family in new treatment approaches for patients with cancer.

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20693843
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PMC3076643
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10.1097/PPO.0b013e3181eb33bc
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