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Immunological Aspects of Neoplasia - The Role of the Thymus : Cancer Growth and Progression - Bela Bodey

Immunological Aspects of Neoplasia - The Role of the Thymus

Cancer Growth and Progression

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Our work began where the greatest classical morphologists left off; their best work was the start of ours. As our work progressed, the rigidity of basic, previous embryological principles was broken down as scientific knowledge advanced. At the same time, the molecular, biological characterization of the cell surface receptor systems progressed enormously with the invention of numerous monoclonal antibodies. Thus, thymology became once again very important because the thymus is the first and central organ of the human immunological system. Then, the question of immuno-neuroendocrine regulation arose and has only been partially answered. Our book seeks to explore what has not been explored. The topic of thymic epithelial cells is a unique one and has never been explored in any previous book as it is explored in this one.

Only a handful of great thymologists remain in the world today, especially after the great loss the medical community suffered with the passing of Dr. Good, the list includes but is not limited to: Dr. Ritter and Dr. Kendall in England, Dr. Savino in Brazil, Dr. Dardenne in France, Dr. von Gaudecker in Germany, a few others in Belgium and Holland, and it is our hope that Dr. Bodey is among them. Nonetheless, a book on the thymus has not been written in the last five years and a book such as this one has never been. This book is based on a 30-year period of research and includes references from a broad range of sources spanning the globe and all sources, even those that were the beginning of thymic research. The book, thus, is uniquely well rounded, more so that previous works.

Contributors
Acknowledgements
Overview Of Mammalian Thymic Development
Introduction
Embryology of the Mammalian Thymus
Histogenesis Of The Mammalian Thymus
The Reticulo-Epithelial Cellular Network of the Mammalian Thymus
Neuroendocrine Influence on Thymic Hematopoiesis Via the Reticulo-Epithelial (RE) Cellular Network
Development of Lymphopoiesis as a Function of the Thymic
The Hassall's bodies
T hymic Accessory Cells, including Dendritic-Type Antigen Presenting Cells, within the Mammalian Thymic Microenvironment
Involution of the Mammalian Thymus and its Role in the Overall Aging Process
The Thymus And Its Significance In Anti-Neoplastic Therapy
Thymic Hormones in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Spontaneous Regression of Neoplasms: New Possibilities for Immunotherapy
Appendix
Index
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ISBN: 9781402021848
ISBN-10: 1402021844
Series: Cancer Growth and Progression
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 207
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.41