Does the vagus nerve inform the brain about preclinical tumours and modulate them?

@article{Gidron2005DoesTV,
  title={Does the vagus nerve inform the brain about preclinical tumours and modulate them?},
  author={Y Gidron and Hugh Perry and Martin Glennie},
  journal={The Lancet. Oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={245-8}
}
The inflammatory microenvironment is thought to play a pivotal part in tumorigenesis. But, can the brain be informed about peripheral preclinical cancer cells? Can it modulate tumour development? One of the key routes for information to reach the brain from visceral regions is through the vagus nerve. Yet, patients with ulcers who have had a vagotomy have been shown to die from cancer more frequently than do those who have not had this procedure, and surgical and chemical vagotomy attenuates… CONTINUE READING
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