Inflammation and cancer: a double-edged sword.

  title={Inflammation and cancer: a double-edged sword.},
  author={Thorsten Hagemann and Frances Balkwill and T F C Lawrence},
  journal={Cancer cell},
  volume={12 4},
Recent literature has highlighted an important role of inflammation in promoting cancer. However, the immune system can also play a central role in protecting the body against cancer as well as infection, although its role in cancer is not well understood. A study published in the September issue of Nature Medicine adds a new twist to the role of… CONTINUE READING