Cellular immunity in bladder cancer patients

P. Guinan, C. McKiel, M. Flanagan, R. Bhatti, D. Pessis, R. J. Ablin

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Abstract

The leukocyte adherence inhibition test was used to evaluate the cellular immune status of 16 patients with a histological diagnosis of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder. The reactivity of the leukocytes was measured against extracts of transitional cell carcinoma as well as renal cell carcinoma. The leukocytes of age and sex-matched control subjects, as well as patients with urinary tract infection, also were studied. The leukocytes of patients with transitional cell carcinoma were more reactive to extracts of transitional cell carcinoma. These results suggest that a response to tumor-associated antigens is present in transitional cell carcinoma patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-749
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume119
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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