Jennifer L. Ersek, PhD
David Foureau, PhD
Edward S. Kim, MD
The immune system has a well-established role in human cancers. Recently, many advances in the treatment of cancer have been due, in part, to manipulation of the immune system. This module provides users with a brief overview of the history of cancer immunotherapies and includes a description of a newer hallmark of cancer – evasion from the immune system. The module concludes with an explanation of the theories of immune surveillance, immunoediting and the cancer-immunity cycle.
Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:
- Describe milestones in the history of cancer immunotherapy development
- Understand the immunoediting process, including the 3Es
- Explain the immune surveillance theory
- Identify the steps of the cancer-immunity cycle
Thank you for participating in this module. Click below to download the certificate.