Dendritic cells in cancer immunology and immunotherapy
Stefanie K Wculek, Francisco J Cueto, Adriana M Mujal, Ignacio Melero, Matthew F Krummel, David Sancho
Dendritic cells (DCs) are a diverse group of specialized antigen-presenting cells with key roles in the initiation and regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses. As such, there is currently much interest in modulating DC function to improve cancer immunotherapy. Many strategies have been developed to target DCs in cancer, such as the administration of antigens with immunomodulators that mobilize and activate endogenous DCs, as well as the generation of DC-based vaccines.
A better understanding of the diversity and functions of DC subsets and of how these are shaped by the tumour microenvironment could lead to improved therapies for cancer. Here we will outline how different DC subsets influence immunity and tolerance in cancer settings and discuss the implications for both established cancer treatments and novel immunotherapy strategies.
CITA DEL ARTÍCULO Nat Rev Immunol. 2020 Jan;20(1):7-24. doi: 10.1038/s41577-019-0210-z.