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Monitoring NK cell activity in patients with hematological malignancies

Abstract : Natural killer (NK) cells are lymphocytes of the innate immune system that can recognize and kill various types of malignant cells. Monitoring the activity of peripheral NK cells in patients affected by hematological malignancies may provide prognostic information or unveil ongoing tumor-specific immune responses. Moreover, further insights into the biology of NK cells might also promote the development of novel strategies for stimulating their anticancer activity. Here, we review the main methods to monitor phenotypic and functional NK cell properties in cancer patients, focusing on individuals affected by multiple myeloma, a hematological malignancy currently treated with immunomodulatory drugs.
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Sébastien Viel, Emily Charrier, Antoine Marçais, Paul Rouzaire, Jacques Bienvenu, et al.. Monitoring NK cell activity in patients with hematological malignancies. OncoImmunology, Taylor & Francis, 2013, 2 (9), pp.e26011. ⟨10.4161/onci.26011⟩. ⟨hal-01911544⟩



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