Transience of Immune Responses to Tumour Antigens in ManBr Med J 1971; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5787.584 (Published 04 December 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;4:584
- J. L. Odili,
- 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.