PMID: 7083967Apr 1, 1982Paper

Immunologic localization of primary tumors

Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift für alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen
K H MuhrerB Pasurka


Specificity of cellular immune reactivity was tested in 115 cancer patients. The electrophoretic mobility test was used as in vitro test for cellular immunity, KCl extracts from various human carcinomas were used as antigens. For each tumor a typical lymphocytic reaction was noted: the most pronounced migration inhibition in cancer patients was caused by corresponding tumor extracts. Lymphocytic reactions to extracts from tumors of different histogenesis were weaker or negative. A total of 158 tests in 54 healthy control persons with the same antigenic substances showed negative results in 139 cases. Demonstrated specificity of sensitized lymphocytes could prove to be a valuable aid in immunological tumor recognition.

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