An understanding of the complex workings of the immune system is essential for all surgeons. Immune responses play a crucial part in the way human body reacts to infection and trauma. Immunology for Surgeons contains a high-level discussion of this difficult clinical area. The text looks at tumor immunobiology and immunotherapy as well as the worldwide results of various clinical trials. The topics discussed focus on relevant immunological and molecular biological trends for future treatment of complex surgical disease. The main objective of the text is to render a difficult area accessible for the postgraduate surgical trainee and established surgeon who is interested in immunology.
Foreword SECTION 1. SURGICAL ASPECTS OF IMMUNOLOGY 1. Principles of Immunology 2.The Immunology of Trauma and Its Sequelae 3.The Immunology of Sepsis 4. Immunodeficiency and the Surgeon Editorial Overview SECTION 2. TRANSPLANTATION IMMUNOLOGY 5. Allorecognition and Tissue Typing in Organ Transplantation 6. Immunosuppressive Therapy in Solid Organ Transplantation 7. Clinical Transplantation and the Immunology of Organ Rejection 8. The Immunology of Xenotransplantation ACommentaryU Editorial Overview SECTION 3. PRINCIPLES OF TUMOUR IMMUNOLOGY 9. Tumour Immunobiology 10. Immunobiology of Cancer Metastasis 11. Radioimmunoscintigraphy and Radioimmunotherapy of Human Cancer: Current Concepts and Future Developments 12. Cell-mediated Dysregulation in Malignancy and its Therapeutic Immunopotentiation 13. Colorectal Tumor Immunity 14. The Immunotherapy of Renal Cell Carcionoma 15. The Immunotherapy of Bladder Cancer 16. The Immunotherapy of Ovarian Cancer 17. The Immunology and Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer 18. Immunotherapeutic Strategies in Malignant Melanoma Editorial Overview SECTION 4. IMMUNOLOGY AND THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT 19. The Gastrointestinal Immune System - a) An overview b) Mucosal Immunology - commentary 20. The Immunology of Inflammatory Bowel Disease 21. Lymphoproliferative Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract Editorial Overview