Special Issue "Natural Killer Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy"

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Camille Guillerey

Guest Editor
Mater Research Institute, University of Queensland; Translational Research Institute, Woolloongabba, QLD Australia
Interests: Cancer Immunology, Hematological malignancies, Immunotherapy, Natural killer cells, Dendritic cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Natural Killer (NK) cells are of particular interest for cancer immunotherapy for their ability to specifically kill tumor cells without prior sensitization. Various approaches have been proposed to harness NK cell potential against cancer, some have already reached the clinic while others are only in the early phases of development.

It has now become clear that to show results, NK cell-targeting strategies should overcome a highly suppressive tumor microenvironment known to hamper NK cell activity. For this Special Issue, we invite research articles focusing on strategies undertaken to utilize NK cells in the clinic (including but not limited to: strategies to improve NK cell selection and expansion as well as genetic engineering for adoptive cellular therapy, monoclonal antibodies, bi- and tri-specific killer engagers, cytokines, checkpoint inhibitors), but we also encourage the submission of research articles covering basic NK cell biology related to their anti-tumor functions.

Dr. Camille Guillerey
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Natural Killer cells
  • Immunotherapy
  • Cancer
  • Innate Immunity
  • Lymphocytes
  • Cellular therapy

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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