As knowledge of the stage and grade of tumour are essential to the selection of the appropriate therapeutic modality and subsequent management of the patient, the patient's immunological competence is equally significant. In the present communication a broad spectrum of cellular and humorally mediated parameters of immunologic responsiveness reflecting more or less general immunocompetence rather than tumour specific immunity were evaluated in 28 patients with the prostatic cancer. The immunocompetence of these patients was then 'immunostaged' independently without prior knowledge of their clinical stage, and the correlation and significance of these determinations evaluated. In this present preliminary report, a statistically significant correlation (P<0.05) was observed between the patients' 'immunostage' and clinical stage.
|Number of pages
|Allergologia et Immunopathologia
|Published - 1976
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine