Immune System in Cancer
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Our immune system is a dynamic environment that is orchestrated by a
network of immune cells and signalling molecules and is differentially expressed and
regulated at different stages of life. Interestingly, components of the immune system
function differently under diseased or non-diseased state, healthy or immune-deficient
state. Cancer is generally regarded as a genetic disease and caused from inflammation.
Due to the complex nature of the disease, it is necessary to understand how the immune
system responses in a tumor environment. A detailed understanding on the cancer
immuno-biology will enable formulation of appropriate treatment strategies for cancer.
Circulating tumor cells, Cytokines, Dendritic cells, Immuno-escape,
Immune-surveillance, Immuno-system, Regulatory T cells, Tumor associated
antigens, Tumor derived factors, Tumor specific antigens.
Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar.