Prospects for adoptive T cell therapy

Curr Opin Immunol. 1997 Oct;9(5):702-8. doi: 10.1016/s0952-7915(97)80052-0.


Since the establishment of methods to isolate genes encoding cytotoxic T lymphocyte defined tumor antigens, several antigens have been identified and characterized for suitability as target antigens for immunotherapy. The development of innovative strategies to generate T cells targeting these antigens and lessons learned from clinical trials of adoptive immunotherapy of viral diseases should facilitate the design of clinical trials for specific adoptive immunotherapy of cancer.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antigens, Neoplasm / genetics
  • Antigens, Neoplasm / immunology*
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Immunotherapy, Adoptive*
  • Neoplasms / immunology*
  • Neoplasms / therapy*
  • T-Lymphocytes / immunology*


  • Antigens, Neoplasm