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Card-index course



Responsible Faculty: School of Biology (FBM-BIO)

Teacher(s): Pedro Romero

Validity: 2016 -> 2016

No timetable defined.


Spring semester
3 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): English
Public: No
Credits: 0


Provide an overview of the principles of tumor immunology and the applications to cancer immunotherapy


Immunosurveillance of tumors
Tumor antigens
Approches to cancer immunotherapy
Immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironement
Immune checkpoint blockade with monoclonal antibodies


- Mellman I, Coukos G, Dranoff G. Cancer immunotherapy comes of age. Nature. 2011 480(7378):480-9. doi:10.1038/nature10673.

- Schreiber RD, Old LJ, Smyth MJ. Cancer immunoediting: integrating immunity's roles in cancer suppression and promotion. Science. 2011 331(6024):1565-70. doi:10.1126/science.1203486.

Programme requirements

Have a basic knowledge of the principles of humoral and cellular immunology. Innate and adaptive immune responses. Basic mechanisms of cell transformation and cancer development.

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