Transplacental and other routes of cancer transmission between individuals.

  title={Transplacental and other routes of cancer transmission between individuals.},
  author={Jakub Tolar and Joseph P. Neglia},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  volume={25 6},
  • J. Tolar, J. Neglia
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Medicine
  • Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology
Cancer in pregnancy is not rare, and the possibility of transmission of malignancy from mother to child, while infrequent, represents a clinical challenge for the primary pediatric hematologist-oncologist. The authors summarize all reported cases of vertically transmitted cancer and review other reported cases of person-to-person transfer of malignancy. As these cases represent a unique physiologic model of tumor transplantation, the biology of cancer transmission is discussed and provisional… 

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