Frontiers in Cancer Immunology

Volume: 2

Systems Biology in Cancer Immunotherapy

Indexed in: EBSCO.

Over the past decades, systems biology approaches have been applied in different areas of life science research including oncology. Researchers now understand the hallmarks of cancer cells such as ...
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Perspectives

Pp. 149-154 (6)

Mahbuba Rahman

Abstract

Both system biology and cancer immunotherapy are emerging fields in life sciences research. Immunotherapy is considered as targeted treatment modalities for cancer. However, the complex nature of the tumor environment affects the efficacy and clinical outcome of this type of therapy. Combination therapy can be a solution. But this requires investigation at the cellular and molecular level of effect of the drugs. Systems biology is such a powerful tool, which allows the cellular level understanding and has been used in target discovery and validation in different fields of cancer research. Despite this advantage, challenges exist in large dataset mining. In this concluding chapter, we discuss some of the challenges and possible future directions that may help to overcome this problem.

Keywords:

Animal models, Cancer, Inflammation, Software tools, Systems biology, Targets, Validation.

Affiliation:

Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar.