Tumor Microenvironment and the Immune Response

Silvia Selleri, Cristiano Rumio, Marianna Sabatino, Francesco M. Marincola, Ena Wang

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Without clinical information, accurate follow-up, high-quality sample collection, and preservation, scientific conclusions are only based on theoretical assumptions that are unlikely to lead to clinical breakthroughs. In this article we discuss our understanding of the relationship between cancer cells and the host immune response. We emphasize the critical role that future clinical investigations, led by surgical oncologists, may have for the assessment of the validity of the disparate hypotheses so far formulated at the bench side.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-753
Number of pages17
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Surgery

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