Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Immune response vital in cancer fight

Activity of body's defences predicts outcome better than tumour spread.

When the immune system attacks a tumour it bodes well for the patient. Credit: Punchstock

References

  1. GalonJ., et al. Science, 313. 1960 - 1964 (2006).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. CurielT., et al. Nature, 10. 942 - 949 (2004).

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Authors

Related links

Related links

Related external links

NCI site on staging cancers

NCI site on colon and rectal cancer

INSERM

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Ledford, H. Immune response vital in cancer fight. Nature (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/news060925-12

Download citation

  • Published:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/news060925-12

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing