Immune reaction to breast cancer: for better or for worse?

  title={Immune reaction to breast cancer: for better or for worse?},
  author={Helga Margret Ogmundsdottir},
  journal={Archivum immunologiae et therapiae experimentalis},
  volume={49 Suppl 2},
The infiltration of breast carcinomas with lymphoid cells has often been interpreted as an indication of an active immune response against the tumour and, thus, a favourable prognostic sign. Several studies have, however, cast doubt on this assumption. In situ breast carcinomas are more common than invasive cancers, and it may be speculated that immune surveillance plays a role in preventing some localized cancers from becoming invasive. A secondary type of immune surveillance might be… CONTINUE READING

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