It is a branch of immunology that deals with the interaction of immune system with the tumor cells. Tumor immunology is a growing field of research which aims to discover new and innovative tumor or cancer immunotherapies that can be used to retard or treat the progression of tumor. The immune response, which includes the recognition of tumor-specific antigens, is important as it will help in the development of targeted therapy and tumor marker-based diagnostic tests. The immune system can respond to tumor cells in two ways: by reacting against tumor-specific antigens (molecules that are unique to cancer cells) or by reacting against tumor-associated antigens (molecules that are expressed differently by cancer cells and normal cells).
Scholarly journal is a peer-reviewed journal in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published. Scholarly journals serve as forums for the introduction and presentation for scrutiny of new research, and the critique of existing research. Content typically takes the form of articles presenting original research, review articles, and book reviews. The term Scholarly journal applies to scholarly publications in all fields; this article discusses the aspects common to all academic field journals.
Last date updated on September, 2014