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J R Soc Med. 2002 December; 95(12): 631.
PMCID: PMC1279306

Immunotherapy for cancer

The correspondence on immunotherapy for cancer1,2 revives ideas first put forward in your own pages by Richards in 19883. The methods outlined regarded as unorthodox at the time, included immunotherapy and local debulking surgery—these being followed by a highly supportive regimen. In twenty years of its use I have not seen this regime improved upon. It remains now only for the enzyme components and one or two others to be added to current thinking. At the time, I gather, Richards' discussion paper drew only two responses. Remarkable? Perhaps—but now well worth another read.


1. Johnson AE. Immunotherapy for cancer. J R Soc Med 2002;95: 427 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
2. Grange J, Stanford J, Stanford C. Immunotherapy for cancer. J R Soc Med 2002;95: 525 [PMC free article] [PubMed]
3. Richards BA. The enzyme knife—a renewed direction for cancer therapy? J R Soc Med 1988;81: 284-5 [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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