Published in Cancer Weekly, July 26th, 2005
"Dendritic cells (DCs) have the capacity to prime tumor-specific T cell responses and are considered as potentially effective vaccines for immunotherapy of cancer. Critical parameters in the development of DC vaccines are the source of tumor antigen (TA) and the mode of DC-loading. Whole tumor cells contain complex assortments of TA, which has been exploited to enhance cross-presentation to CD8 T cells by DCs loaded with anti-syndecan mAb-opsonized myeloma cells.
"This approach may be broadly improved by targeting the MHC...
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