Cohen, Zoë Department of Blood Transfusion Medicine Research, Saint Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Chu, T. Ming Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, New York.
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Small proteins or carbohydrates (capable of stimulating an immune response) that are present in normal fetal tissues during early development but also are abnormally expressed by adult tumors. Oncofetal antigens are different from tumor-associated antigens, which are found only in tumors and have no role in development.
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