Immunotherapy is undoubtedly one of the most exciting discoveries of the 21st century. In October 2018, the Nobel prize committee duly recognized two scientists, Dr. James Allison and Dr. Tasuku Honjo for their pioneering research in immune checkpoint therapy, an approach that involves harnessing one's own immune cells to attack tumor cells. Although this is a significant step forward in cancer treatment, we are still far from a cancer free future.
This special collection on immune checkpoint therapy is a compilation of seminal articles that would serve as a useful reference to scientists working in this evolving area of research. In addition to articles published by Nobel prize winners Dr. James Allison and Dr. Tasuku Honjo, widely read articles contributed by other scientists have also been included. We are proud to honor the work of all our authors and join them in their mission to make strides in cancer treatment.