Current status and perspectives regarding the association between allergic disorders and cancer

Fereidouni, Mohammad, Ferns, Gordon A and Bahrami, Afsane (2020) Current status and perspectives regarding the association between allergic disorders and cancer. IUBMB Life, 72 (7). pp. 1322-1339. ISSN 1521-6543

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Abstract

While activation of immune system may lead to a lower risk of some diseases, it has been shown that a history of atopic allergic disorders such as asthma, hay fever, eczema, and food allergies could be related to several types of cancer. However, the evidence is not entirely conclusive. Two proposals suggest a possible mechanism for the association between allergic disorders and cancers: immune surveillance and the antigenic stimulation. The association of allergy and cancer may vary by cancer site and the type of exposure. The aim of current review was to summarize the current knowledge of the association between allergic diseases and the risk of cancers with particular emphasis on case–controls and cohort studies to estimate the cancer risk associated with allergy.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Division of Medical Education
Depositing User: Cherie Elody
Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 08:04
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 14:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/91204

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