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- noun immunology The continuous
monitoringprocess of the immune systemwhereby abnormal cellsare recognized and destroyed
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According to researchers, the findings support the immunosurveillance hypothesis - the theory that individuals with so-called hyperimmunity have the side effect of allergies.
Despite the fact that malignant cells do have antigenic properties their immunogenic effects are minor suggesting tumor induced mechanisms to circumvent cancer immunosurveillance.
Dunn GP, Bruce AT, Ikeda H, Old LJ, Schreiber RD (2002) Cancer immunoediting: from immunosurveillance to tumor escape.
The potential risk of tumor development is related to the potential loss of immunosurveillance following TNF blockade.
Smyth MJ, Godfrey DI (2002) A critical role for natural killer T cells in immunosurveillance of methylcholanthrene-induced sarcomas.
The role of NKT cells in anti-tumor responses is less clear however, there is evidence that they participate in tumor immunosurveillance and exert anti-tumor responses in vivo evidence of NK/NKT-mediated tumor inhibition is lacking due to the ethical and practical restrictions on using human subjects and the absence of a clinically relevant model.
Godfrey DI, Trapani JA (2001) A fresh look at tumor immunosurveillance and immunotherapy.
The food we eat powers the immune system, and the body's immunosurveillance, a system that catches and destroys cancer before we become aware of it, he said.
However, should the immune system be important in controlling cancer, for which there is a great deal of evidence, it is logical to propose that dysfunctional immunity in the elderly would contribute to compromised immunosurveillance and increased cancer occurrence.
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