Targeting Inflammatory Pathways for Prevention and Therapy of Cancer: Short-Term Friend, Long-Term Foe

@article{Aggarwal2009TargetingIP,
  title={Targeting Inflammatory Pathways for Prevention and Therapy of Cancer: Short-Term Friend, Long-Term Foe},
  author={Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal and R. V. Vijayalekshmi and Bokyung Sung},
  journal={Clinical Cancer Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={425 - 430}
}
Chronic infections, obesity, alcohol, tobacco, radiation, environmental pollutants, and high-calorie diet have been recognized as major risk factors for the most common types of cancer. All these risk factors are linked to cancer through inflammation. Although acute inflammation that persists for short-term mediates host defense against infections, chronic inflammation that lasts for long term can predispose the host to various chronic illnesses, including cancer. Linkage between cancer and… 

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