Tumor Immunology
Tumor Immunology

Tumor Immunology

by Peter Delves, PhD

Cancer is an extremely complex disease process whose biologic behavior and progression depend largely on a constantly evolving interplay between a tumor and its microenvironment. The immune system plays a critical role in the surveillance and prevention of malignancy. It is only when malignant cells develop mechanisms to escape the immune system that they become clinically significant tumors.

Knowledge of the basic mechanisms of the immune system as it relates to cancer has been increasing rapidly, leading to medical breakthroughs for many cancer patients. Understanding the relationship between tumors and the immune system is an active area of research, and new therapies are constantly evolving to augment or alter the immune system to work against malignancies.

Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 0:32 h
  • Quiz questions 19
  • Concept Pages 6


Your Educators of course Tumor Immunology

 Peter Delves, PhD

Peter Delves, PhD

Dr. Peter Delves is a Professor Emeritus of Immunology and served as the Vice Dean of Education of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at University College London, UK.
He obtained his PhD at the University of London and is a prolific author, having published several textbooks and laboratory manuals. He is also the editor of two encyclopedias on immunology and on life sciences.
Dr. Delves has extensive teaching experience at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is particularly interested in innovations in web-based education.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Delves teaches courses on the Immune System.

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By Kishore Krishna Kumaree .. on 08. October 2019 for Immune Response to Tumors: Tumor Antigens and Antitumor Immunity

very nice and descriptive information regarding the tumor immunology, it has helped a lot

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By David W. on 16. May 2019 for Tumor Immunology

I've chosen to give these points because Prof. Peter Delves explains in a concise and simple way, so has a student I can understand in detail all panorama. So that is the reason why I've chosen Lecturio. And loved the way Prof. Peter Delves explains. Best Regards, David Wentacem

clear and easy to understand
By Kewalee R. on 05. April 2019 for Tumor Vaccines

very good pacing, clear, and well structured course. Thank you !

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By Mark A. on 27. April 2018 for Tumor Immunology

immunology can be quite difficult to follow at times but this lecturer made it quite precise and concise