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Interferons influence immunomodulatory biologic effects by directly interacting with T lymphocytes to stimulate or inhibit the production of other cytokines. These cytokines can then signal natural killer cells and other lymphocytes to recognize and destroy cancer cells. The interferons have overlapping but clearly distinct biologic activities and therefore cannot be interchanged. Toxicities The toxicities associated with alpha interferon are dose- and route-dependent. The most common side effects are flulike syndrome and fatigue.
Active specific immunotherapy in the treatment of patients with cancer. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, 11, 401–419. Lotze, M. T. (1991). Interleukin-2: Basic principles. In V. T. DeVita, S. Hellman, & S. A. ), Biologic therapy of cancer (pp. 159–177). Philadelphia: Lippincott. Lotze, M. , & Rosenberg, S. A. (1991). Interleukin-2: Clinical applications. In V. T. DeVita, S. Hellman, & S. A. ), Biologic therapy of cancer (pp. 178–196) Philadelphia: Lippincott. Mayer, D. K. (1990).
Vaccines have been produced by immunization with autologous or allogeneic tumor cells using living cells, irradiated cells, or cell fragments. Immunologic adjuvants may be added to a vaccine to boost the immunogenicity of the vaccine. Two of the adjuvants used are bacille Calmette-Guerin and keyhole limpet hemocyanin (Livingston, 1991 ). Various types of cancer vaccines are used in clinical studies: whole-cell vaccines, cell lysate vaccines, viral oncolysate vaccines, shed antigen vaccines, ganglioside vaccines, anti-idiotype vaccines, and genetically engineered vaccines (Livingston, 1991 ; Schirrmacher, 1995 ).
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