Kan-Mitchell, June School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
Mitchell, Malcolm S. Comprehensive Cancer Center, Kenneth Norris, Jr. Cancer Research Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
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The treatment of cancer by improving the ability of a tumor-bearing individual (the host) to reject the tumor immunologically. There are molecules on the surface of tumor cells, and perhaps in their interior, that are recognized as different from normal structures by the immune system and thus generate an immune response. These molecules, called tumor-associated antigens, have been clearly demonstrated with animal tumors and are strongly suggested with human tumors.
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