Special Issue "Dendritic Cell Vaccine"


A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Brian J. Czerniecki
Department of Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3 Perelman Center 3400 Civic Center Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Website: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/surgery/Clinical/faculty/czerniecki_brian.html
E-Mail: brian.czerniecki@uphs.upenn.edu
Interests: dendritic cells, toll like receptors, tumor immunology, innate immunity, T cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the FDA approval of Sipuleucel-T for prostate cancer dendritic cell vaccines have moved into the forefront of cancer vaccines. There are many controversies surrounding the use of dendritic cell vaccines for therapy such as the phenotype, cytokine and chemokine production, sites and modes of delivery, and best way to load and target antigens to these cells. There continue to be many clinical trials using various types of activated dendritic cells for the treatment and prevention of numerous diseases especially cancer and some infectious diseases. We would like in this special issue on dendritic cell vaccines to point out some of the specific uses of dendritic cells and opportunities to improve dendritic cell vaccines in combinations with other therapies, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, chemokines and cytokines to alter the tumor microenvironment, antibodies, and reagents that are in trial that release “brakes” from the immune response. We would also use this forum to discuss the role of dendritic cell vaccines in secondary prevention of cancer: targeting stem cells, circulating tumor cells, dormant tumor cells, and senescent tumor cells.  Lastly factors that affect the accumulation of subtypes of dendritic cells in the tumor environment and factors that can change dendritic cells in the tumor environment would be welcome discussions. The book will include original research, review articles, commentaries and editorials discussing the use of dendritic cell vaccines in therapy.

Dr. Brian J. Czerniecki
Guest Editor


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  • dendritic cells
  • tumor immunology
  • tumor microenvironment
  • chemokines
  • cytokines
  • immature myeloid cells
  • lymphocytes
  • toll like receptors
  • pathogens

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p. 527-549
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Vaccines 2013, 1(4), 527-549; doi:10.3390/vaccines1040527
Received: 7 August 2013 / Revised: 18 October 2013 / Accepted: 7 November 2013 / Published: 21 November 2013
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Vaccines 2013, 1(4), 444-462; doi:10.3390/vaccines1040444
Received: 22 July 2013 / Revised: 31 August 2013 / Accepted: 26 September 2013 / Published: 16 October 2013
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