Journal article

Towards Immunotherapy for Pediatric Brain Tumors

Stacie Shiqi Wang, Pratiti Bandopadhayay, Misty Rayna Jenkins

TRENDS IN IMMUNOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Pediatric brain tumors are the leading cause of childhood cancer-related death. Immunotherapy is a powerful new approach for treating some refractory cancers; applying this 'fourth pillar' of cancer treatment to pediatric brain tumors is an exciting but challenging prospect. This review offers new perspectives on moving towards successful immunotherapy for pediatric brain tumors, focusing on pediatric high-grade glioma (HGG), a subgroup with universally poor outcomes. We cover chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy, vaccine therapy, and checkpoint inhibition in this context, and focus on the need for intimately understanding the growing brain and its immune system. We highlight the..

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