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Cancer immunotherapy: tools and strategies to unmask a master of disguise

3 Dec 2020
Guest Editor: Carmen Criscitiello

This special issue represents a solid introduction and broad overview of immune-oncology research for physicians and researchers who may be less familiar with this novel field. The articles explore the studies and technologies underpinning the current immune-oncology landscape with a focus on the novel use of immune checkpoint inhibitors in the neoadjuvant setting, using triple negative breast cancer as a paradigm.

Readers will also learn about the techniques and potential benefits of tumour microenvironment manipulation for therapeutic benefit, and more specifically ongoing strategies to potentially overcome cancer resistance to immune checkpoint blockade

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Watch Dr Nicola Fusco and Elham Sajjadi discuss the topics included in this special issue.

Special Issue Articles

Elham Sajjadi, Konstantinos Venetis, Cristian Scatena, Nicola Fusco
Veronica Martini, Francesca D'Avanzo, Paola Maria Maggiora, Feba Maria Varughese, Antonio Sica, Alessandra Gennari