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Tumor microenvironments, the immune system and cancer survival

Robert L Strausberg

Author Affiliations

J. Craig Venter Institute, 9,704 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

Genome Biology 2005, 6:211  doi:10.1186/gb-2005-6-3-211

Published: 1 March 2005

Abstract

The study of cancer immunology has recently been reinvigorated by the application of new research tools and technologies, as well as by refined bioinformatics methods for interpretation of complex datasets. Recent microarray analyses of lymphomas suggest that the prognosis of cancer patients is related to an interplay between cancer cells and their microenvironment, including the immune response.