T cell defined tumor antigens

Curr Opin Immunol. 1997 Oct;9(5):684-93. doi: 10.1016/s0952-7915(97)80050-7.


T cell defined antigens have now been characterized in a large variety of tumor types, in both mice and humans. An increasing number of these antigens appear to result from tumor-specific mutations, and some of these mutations may be implicated in oncogenesis. The priority is now to demonstrate that immunization against some of these antigens is clinically valuable for antitumor therapy, and the first results of clinical pilot studies are now emerging.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antigen Presentation
  • Antigens, Neoplasm / genetics
  • Antigens, Neoplasm / immunology*
  • Cytotoxicity, Immunologic*
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Mutation
  • T-Lymphocytes / immunology*


  • Antigens, Neoplasm