Lung Cancer: Clinical and Surgical Specifications

Immunological Approach to Lung Cancer Part B: Immunological Therapies for Lung Cancer

Author(s): Ayşegül Atak Yücel

Pp: 455-465 (11)

DOI: 10.2174/9781608054428113010030

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Lung cancer is a disease with very high morbidity and mortality rate. In spite of aggressive treatment modalities, the long- term survival is very low, and these treatments have many toxic adverse effects. Immunological therapies or briefly “immunotherapy” is a promising new therapeutic modality for lung cancer; it can be in the form of active immunization (cancer vaccines), passive immunization (adoptive cell therapy or antibody-based treatment) or immunostimulation.

Keywords: Lung cancer, immunotherapy, vaccine, antibody-based treatment, cetuximab, bevacizumab, panitumumab, matuzumab, pertuzumab, transtuzumab, erlotinin, paclitaxel, carboplatin, gemtuzumab, GVAX, MUC1, MAGE-A3, TG4010.

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