PerspectiveCANCER IMMUNOLOGY

Listening to each other: Infectious disease and cancer immunology

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Science Immunology  13 Jan 2017:
Vol. 2, Issue 7, eaai9339
DOI: 10.1126/sciimmunol.aai9339

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Abstract

The immune system provides defense against tumors and pathogens. Here, we propose that by elucidating the shared principles of immunity that underlie cancer and infectious disease, oncologists and microbiologists can learn from each other and achieve the deeper mechanistic understanding critical the development of therapeutic approaches.

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