Dendritic cell vaccines.

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Journal Article (Review)

Dendritic cells are antigen-presenting cells that have been shown to stimulate tumor antigen-specific T cell responses in preclinical studies. Consequently, there has been intense interest in developing dendritic cell based cancer vaccines. A variety of methods for generating dendritic cells, loading them with tumor antigens, and administering them to patients have been described. In recent years, a number of early phase clinical trials have been performed and have demonstrated the safety and feasibility of dendritic cell immunotherapies. A number of these trials have generated valuable preliminary data regarding the clinical and immunologic response to DC-based immunotherapy. The emphasis of dendritic cell immunotherapy research is increasingly shifting toward the development of strategies to increase the potency of dendritic cell vaccine preparations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mosca, PJ; Lyerly, HK; Clay, TM; Morse, MA

Published Date

  • May 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 /

Start / End Page

  • 4050 - 4060

PubMed ID

  • 17485358

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17485358

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1093-9946

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2741/2371


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States