Allergies: Their Role in Cancer Prevention

@article{Sherman2008AllergiesTR,
  title={Allergies: Their Role in Cancer Prevention},
  author={Paul W. Sherman and Erica Holland and Janet Shellman Sherman},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={83},
  pages={339 - 362}
}
The nature of the biological relationships between cancers and allergies has intrigued researchers and health care providers for five decades. Three hypotheses have been proposed: antigenic stimulation predicts positive associations between cancers and allergies (i.e., allergy sufferers are more likely to get cancer), whereas immunosurveillance and prophylaxis predict inverse associations (i.e., allergy sufferers are less likely to get cancer). Immunosurveillance predicts inverse associations… 

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