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Radiotherapy supports protective tumor-specific immunity


Gupta, Anurag; Sharma, Anu; von Boehmer, Lotta; Surace, Laura; Knuth, Alexander; van den Broek, Maries (2012). Radiotherapy supports protective tumor-specific immunity. OncoImmunology, 1(9):1610-1611.

Abstract

Radiotherapy is an important therapeutic option for the treatment of cancer. Growing evidence indicates that, besides inducing an irreversible DNA damage, radiotherapy promotes tumor-specific immune response, which significantly contribute to therapeutic efficacy. We postulate that radiotherapy activates tumor-associated dendritic cells, thus changing the tolerogenic tumor environment into an immunogenic one.

Abstract

Radiotherapy is an important therapeutic option for the treatment of cancer. Growing evidence indicates that, besides inducing an irreversible DNA damage, radiotherapy promotes tumor-specific immune response, which significantly contribute to therapeutic efficacy. We postulate that radiotherapy activates tumor-associated dendritic cells, thus changing the tolerogenic tumor environment into an immunogenic one.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Oncology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 December 2012
Deposited On:20 Mar 2013 09:36
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 20:48
Publisher:Landes Bioscience
ISSN:2162-402X
Free access at:PubMed ID. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.4161/onci.21478
PubMed ID:23264910

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