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Monoclonal Antibodies -- The Gentle Cure For Cancer?

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December 2, 1997
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British Society Of Immunologists
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One of the most exciting discoveries for medical science was how to produce, in the lab, many antibodies responding to a single antigen. These so-called monoclonal antibodies have found many uses in modern medicine, including the diagnosis of cancer. Dr Martin Glennie, from the Tenovus Research Laboratory, Southampton, UK, thinks monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) could be used in the treatment of cancer too.

When the immune system responds to disease it produces many different antibodies against different viral or bacterial proteins (antigens). One of the most exciting discoveries for medical science was how to produce, in the lab, many antibodies responding to a single antigen. These so-called monoclonal antibodies have found many uses in modern medicine, including the diagnosis of cancer. At the British Society for Immunology Annual Congress in Brighton this week Dr Martin Glennie, from the Tenovus Research Laboratory, Southampton, UK, will explain how he thinks monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) could be used in the treatment of cancer too.


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