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Presence of high-endothelial venules correlates with a favorable immune microenvironment in oral squamous cell carsinoma
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-10-31)
Oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) are associated with a poor prognosis, which may be partly due to functional impairment of the immune response. Lymphocyte recruitment to the tumor site is facilitated by high-endothelial venules (HEV), whereas expression of programmed-death ligand 1 (PD-L1) can impair T cell function. Thus, we hypothesize that these factors are important in shaping the immune ...