Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Yale J Biol Med. 1982 May-Aug;55(3-4):329-33.

On immunosurveillance in human cancer.

Abstract

The extraordinarily high incidence of cancers of many different varieties--carcinomas and lymphomas--in organ-transplant patients being maintained for long periods of time with immunosuppressive drugs is briefly reviewed. The role of immunosurveillance as a primary defense mechanism against cancer in human beings is consistent with these observations and is in need of further investigation. Conceivably, this mechanism may play a somewhat different role in humans from what has been observed in most experimental animal models.

PMID:
6758376
PMCID:
PMC2596448
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center