Acquired mechanisms of immune escape in cancer following immunotherapy

Genome Medicine
https://genomemedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles
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Acquired mechanisms of immune escape in cancer following immunotherapy
Authors: J. Bryan Iorgulescu, David Braun, Giacomo Oliveira, Derin B. Keskin and Catherine J. Wu
Citation: Genome Medicine 2018 10:87
Published on: 22 November 2018
Abstract
Immunotherapy has revolutionized the management of numerous cancers; however, a substantial proportion that initially respond subsequently acquire means of immune escape and relapse. Analysis of recent clinical trials permits us to preliminarily understand how immunotherapies exert evolutionary pressures: selecting cancer subclones deficient in antigenicity and/or immunogenicity, thereby facilitating immune escape.