Immunotherapy of Advanced Cancer

Charles G. Moertel, Richard Nora, Chandra Belani, Henry Silverman, Jeffrey Abrams, William H. West, Kurt W. Tauer, Robert K. Oldham, Douglas W. Orr, John Yannelli, Elizabeth Ann Grimm, Steven A. Rosenberg

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To the Editor: The report of Rosenberg and associates (Dec. 5, 1985, issue)1 describing their experience with adoptive immunotherapy of advanced cancer is certainly of scientific interest. The presentation of this study by the public media, however, has generated unrealistic expectations among patients with advanced cancer and their families, as evidenced by the thousands of calls pouring in to physicians and cancer centers. Out of concern for these patients, I hope that the investigators will join me in the following realistic appraisal of their results. (1) There is no evidence that this therapy will cure human cancer. (2) There is…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume316
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 29 1987

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Moertel, C. G., Nora, R., Belani, C., Silverman, H., Abrams, J., West, W. H., ... Rosenberg, S. A. (1987). Immunotherapy of Advanced Cancer. New England Journal of Medicine, 316(5), 274-276. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198701293160513
Moertel, Charles G. ; Nora, Richard ; Belani, Chandra ; Silverman, Henry ; Abrams, Jeffrey ; West, William H. ; Tauer, Kurt W. ; Oldham, Robert K. ; Orr, Douglas W. ; Yannelli, John ; Grimm, Elizabeth Ann ; Rosenberg, Steven A. / Immunotherapy of Advanced Cancer. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1987 ; Vol. 316, No. 5. pp. 274-276.
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Moertel, CG, Nora, R, Belani, C, Silverman, H, Abrams, J, West, WH, Tauer, KW, Oldham, RK, Orr, DW, Yannelli, J, Grimm, EA & Rosenberg, SA 1987, 'Immunotherapy of Advanced Cancer', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 316, no. 5, pp. 274-276. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198701293160513

Immunotherapy of Advanced Cancer. / Moertel, Charles G.; Nora, Richard; Belani, Chandra; Silverman, Henry; Abrams, Jeffrey; West, William H.; Tauer, Kurt W.; Oldham, Robert K.; Orr, Douglas W.; Yannelli, John; Grimm, Elizabeth Ann; Rosenberg, Steven A.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 316, No. 5, 29.01.1987, p. 274-276.

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Moertel CG, Nora R, Belani C, Silverman H, Abrams J, West WH et al. Immunotherapy of Advanced Cancer. New England Journal of Medicine. 1987 Jan 29;316(5):274-276. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM198701293160513