Clonal analysis and in situ characterization of lymphocytes infiltrating human breast carcinomas

Theresa L. Whiteside, Sylvia Miescher, Jean Hurlimann, Lorenzo Moretta, Vladimir von Fliedner

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T lymphocytes were isolated from tumor biopsies in 13 patients with breast carcinomas. Immunohistology with monoclonal antibodies confirmed the presence of mononuclear cell infiltrates composed primarily of T lymphocytes in all tumors studied. While the proportion of T lymphocytes expressing the T4 or the T8 surface marker varied from tumor to tumor as determined by morphometric analysis, T8+ cells were more numerous than T4+ cells in 8/12 breast tumors studied. Relatively few T cells (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-178
Number of pages10
JournalCancer Immunology, Immunotherapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Immunology
  • Cancer Research

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