IMR Press / FBE / Volume 2 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.2741/E73

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Open Access Article
A review of autoimmune diseases associated with cancer
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1 Faculty of Oncology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Western Ontario, London
3 Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Edmonton, Alberta
4 Department of Pediatric Oncology, Allan Blair Cancer Clinic, Saskatchewan, Canada

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Academic Editor: Arpad Barabas

Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2010, 2(1), 122–126; https://doi.org/10.2741/E73
Published: 1 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Autoimmune diseases: their etiology, pathogenesis and treatment)
Abstract

The focus of this review is on the relationships between autoimmune diseases and cancer from two closely related perspectives: 1.Those autoimmune diseases which are often associated with malignancies. 2.Those prevalent cancers which may increase the risks of developing autoimmune disorders. The review concludes with a brief discussion of some selected innovative approaches to cancer immunotherapy.

Keywords
Autoantibody
Autoimmunity
AIDS
Cytokine
Cancer
Review
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