A history of cancer immunotherapy


DOI:  https://www.doi.org/10.31917/1702053

In this lecture the major steps in the development of the knowledge on anticancer immunity and cancer immunotherapy are reviewed. The timeline covers the period starting from pioneering work made by William Coley up to present moment. The development of vaccines, cytokine therapy, adoptive therapy, clinical applications of antibodies and immune check-point inhibitors for cancer therapy are discussed.