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cancer immunology

Wednesday 18 January 2006

Cancer is a product of genetic mutations and errors in epigenetic regulation.

However, the potential of these malignant changes to cause disease is significantly regulated by the host immune system.

See also

- immune system
- Cancer

  • cancer prevention
  • cancer progression

- cancer immunoediting

  • immunologic control of cancer
  • immunologic shaping of cancer

- tumor antigens
- antitumor immunity
- regulation of the immune system by tumors
- cancer immunotherapy

See also

References

- Finn OJ. Cancer immunology. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jun 19;358(25):2704-15. PMID: #18565863#

- de Visser KE, Eichten A, Coussens LM. Paradoxical roles of the immune system during cancer development. Nat Rev Cancer. 2006 Jan;6(1):24-37. PMID: #16397525#