New Cancer Treatment?

Shahram Mori smori at
Sat Nov 18 23:44:00 EST 1995

R M Bernstein (ralph at wrote:

: well, nigel, its a good idea, but certainly not novel.  trying to use
: antibodys that are specific for tumours has been a pursuit for many years. 
: the problem is that cancers have almost all the same antigens as normal
: cells, so that they would bind the normal cells as well.  when a tumour

: Ralph M. Bernstein
: Dept of Micro/Immuno
: University of Arizona
: Ph: 602 626 2585
: Fx: 602 626 2100
: url:

I wanted to add something else to what Ralph said; Solid tumours, in 
contrast to circulating ones are a lot harder to target via antibodies 
because of mere shielding of outermost cells. You could not get rid of 
all of them.
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Shahram Mori
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New Mexico State University
Las Cruces NM

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