immunosurveillance

immunosurveillance

 [im″u-no-ser-va´lens]
the monitoring function of the immune system whereby it recognizes and reacts against aberrant cells arising within the body.

im·mu·no·sur·veil·lance

(im'yū-nō-sŭr-vā'lans),
Theory positing that the immune system eliminates aberrant or tumor cells that arise spontaneously.

immunosurveillance

immunosurveillance

the monitoring function of the immune system whereby it recognizes and reacts against aberrant cells arising within the body.
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Although some of the other cancer-related processes such as cancer immunosurveillance and apoptotic pathways are also targeted.
The most promising versatile first-in-class molecular targets predominantly consist of receptor tyrosine kinases and their downstream signal transduction kinases, although a number of other cancer-related processes such as DNA repair, cancer immunosurveillance and apoptotic pathways are also targeted.
The release of these molecules is also accountable for most of the symptoms observed in patients with HL, in addition to the ability of the neoplastic cells to escape from growth controls and immunosurveillance.
These and a multitude of other effects including AhR dysregulation, reduced immunosurveillance, and oxidative stress probably lead to benzene-induced hematologic malignancies (McHale et al.
Immunosurveillance of senescent cancer cells by natural killer cells.
With the exception of dimethyl fumarate, which is classified as an immunomodulator, each of these therapies induces selective immunosuppression and thus poses a risk for reduced central nervous system immunosurveillance.
Immunosurveillance and the evaluation of national immunization programmes: a population-based approach.
In principle, immunosurveillance is a fundamental defense mechanism that can recognize and destroy malignant cells before they develop into tumours.
I strongly believe, without being able to prove it, that sunscreen's protective mechanism involved blocking UV-induced impairment of cutaneous immunosurveillance," Dr.
10,11) For many reasons, including better immunosurveillance and a less virulent form of melanoma, younger patients generally have a better prognosis.
As IL-10 is a cytokine involved in immunomodulation, the fact that it is not significantly decreased favours positive immunosurveillance.
Nearly a century later, Burnet and Thomas postulated (7,8) the existence of tumour immunosurveillance whereby lymphocytes were responsible for recognizing and eliminating continuously arising, precursors of cancer cells, before the disease becomes clinically apparent and hence act as an extrinsic tumour suppressor.