Immunology to Fight Cancers?

Jeffrey Frelinger jfrelin at MED.UNC.EDU
Thu Jan 4 13:53:46 EST 1996

Been done for years.  The problem is there are already lots of cacner cells
in the patients body, so you need to do something different.  The different
is waht people have failed to figure out.
At 06:49 PM 1/4/96 +0000, Bayu_Prawira wrote:
>Hi fellows,
>We know that the problem in treating cancers, especially in metastatic cases, 
>is closely related to immunology, that is how to recognise cancer cells to 
>attack and to save healthy cells. And we know also that the most reliable 
>'weapon' for that is our own immune system. 
>I have the idea why not trying to challenge the immune system of a cancer 
>patient with the cancer cells itself, weakened if necessary, and inject them 
>intracutaneously. I expect the immune system will be agitated by the injection 
>and start to develop cell-mediated immune reactions and attack the other 
>cancer cells in the patient's body.
>I'm wondering whether this idea has been tried or not. 
>Bayu P. Hie

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