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Cytokine Therapies

Edited by Edited by Raymond P. Donnelly (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland)
Cytokine Therapies

Published: December 2009

Volume 1182

This Annals volume includes presentations by experts from academia, industry and government on the scientific and clinical basis for the successes and failures of recombinant cytokine therapies.
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Cytokines are protein messengers responsible for cellular communication with great therapeutic potential to control inflammatory and immune disorders such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Despite the solid scientific rationale for this therapeutic promise, many cytokine-related therapies have failed to establish clinical utility.In March 2009, international experts from academia, industry, and government convened to discuss the scientific and clinical basis for the successes and failures of recombinant cytokines and cytokine antagonists as therapeutic agents and possible strategies for improving their clinical success. This volume includes extended versions of key presentations at the meeting.