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Description: Article on the history of vaccination, the role of the humoral response in organ and bone marrow transplantation, leukaemia and lymphoma, and rheumatoid disease. Includes links to laboratories at the Therapeutic Antibody Centre, Oxford, UK.
A hundred years of antibody therapy In 1895 Hericourt and Richet described the first trials in which cancer cells were injected into animals to raise an antiserum for treating the patient. Their results seemed very promising and several patients with different types of advanced cancer were treated, each receiving an individual, tailor-made antiserum. None of them was cured, but they showed significant improvements in their symptoms. During the early 1900's many workers repeated these trials, but found inconsistent and contradictory results, leading to the conclusion in 1929 that "nothing may be hoped for at present in respect to a successful therapy from this direction".
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Page title:Antibodies and Therapy
Keywords:Immunology, Immunological, Research, Immunological, Tolerance, Monoclonal, Antibodies, Therapy, University, Oxford, Therapeutic, Immunology, CD4, Serotherapy, Immune, System, Cytokines, Pathology, Experimental, Treatment, Autoimmune
Description:Research in Therapeutic Immunology