Cancer also known as a malignant tumor or malignant neoplasm, is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Not all tumors are cancerous; benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. Possible signs and symptoms include: a new lump, abnormal bleeding, a prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements, among others. While these symptoms may indicate cancer, they may also occur due to other issues. There are over 100 different known cancers that affect humans.
Cancer immunology is a study of immunology which interacts between the immune system and cancer cells. Its a research field which discovers the innovative cancer therapies relate to immune system, in order to treat and progress the new strategies in treating the disease. The response depends upon the cancer specific antigen and based on target therapy. Cancer cells are eradicated by the necrotic cell death pathway which induces the immune response by starting a dendritic cell to mature due to inflammatory response. Killing cancer cells with an agent along with an antigen which is having the dendritic cells that encourage the T-cells production that shrink the tumor cells.
Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Last date updated on September, 2014