HLA — oriented therapy for gastric cancer A novel approach therapy

SISU, Roxana
December 2008
Maedica - a Journal of Clinical Medicine;2008, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p301
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the use of human leukocyte antigens (HLA) for the treatment of gastric cancer. HLA are glycoproteins found on the surface membrane of cell in the body. They help the immune system defend against cancers, viruses, bacteria, and parasites. In a study, HLA antigens were examined in gastric cancer patients before surgery, and the surgical outcomes were evaluated. The therapies consisted of gastrectomy, a chemotherapy group and an immunotherapy group. The study showed that there was an important clinical impact of determining HLA antigens before surgery.


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