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Transience of Immune Responses to Tumour Antigens in Man

Br Med J 1971; 4 doi: (Published 04 December 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;4:584
  1. J. L. Odili,
  2. Geoffrey Taylor


    By examining serial serum samples from patients undergoing surgical removal of malignant tumours an increased incidence of tumour-specific antibodies has been detected. Antibody responses to tumour neoantigens seem to be transient, and this is held to account for the rarity of detections where a single sample of serum is examined.