Cancer Immunology

Cancer immunology has been an area of investigation since the 1960s but it is within the last decade that we have seen its promise start to come to fruition. Indeed, tumor-induced immune-suppression is now recognized as a key factor in oncogenic progression and immune-based therapeutics are becoming first or second-line options in an increasing array of malignancies. In brief, cancer immunology studies the reaction of the host to the development and growth of the invading malignancy.