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Fast Facts: Immuno-Oncology

By Stephen Clarke and
Bob T Li

Published 2017

88 pages, 20 illustrations

ISBN 9781910797709

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The treatment of cancer is being revolutionized by drugs that modulate the immune system, offering the prospect of long-term response and extended survival for many patients with advanced incurable cancer. A plethora of new drugs are being incorporated into current standards of care but many questions remain unanswered – and new ones emerge – about how to use these exciting new drugs to best effect. A good understanding of immune-oncology is therefore becoming increasingly important to keep up to date with this rapidly changing field.

Fast Facts: Immuno-oncology takes you from the fundamentals of immunology through to the new concepts of immunoediting and immunotherapy and likely future directions. Whether you are a practicing oncologist, oncology health professional, medical student, cancer researcher or industry professional, this book provides all you need to know about immuno-oncology, concisely summarized.

Contents

  • Components of the immune system
  • How cancers evade the immune system
  • How cancer immunotherapy works
  • Clinical use of immune checkpoint inhibitors
  • The future of immuno-oncology
  • Useful resources
 

The authors

Stephen Clarke

OAM MBBS PhD MD FRACP FAChPM Director, Area Cancer Services, Northern Sydney Local Health District, Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, New South Wales, Australia


Bob T Li

MD MPH MBBS FRACP, Attending Medical Oncologist, Thoracic Oncology and Early Drug Development Service Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York, USA


 

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