Cancer immunology relates to the ability of the immune system to protect a host against tumorigenesis. Understanding how both the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system contribute to immune surveillance and defense has led to the development of several clinically successful anti-cancer therapeutics.
To highlight recent advances in the mechanistic understanding of the immune response to cancer cells and new discoveries that relate to therapeutic interventions, eLife is pleased to present a Special Issue devoted to this exciting topic. This issue presents a collection of highly influential research selected for publication by a specially convened group of experts.
We continue to welcome high-quality research on this topic on an ongoing basis.