[Frontiers in Bioscience E2, 122-126, January 1, 2010]
A review of autoimmune diseases associated with cancer
Patricia Tai1, Edward Yu2, Kurian Joseph3, Thomas Miale4
1Faculty of Oncology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan; 2Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Western Ontario, London; 3Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Edmonton, Alberta; 4Department of Pediatric Oncology, Allan Blair Cancer Clinic, Saskatchewan, Canada
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The focus of this review is on the relationships between autoimmune diseases and cancer from two closely related perspectives: 1.Those autoimmune diseases which are often associated with malignancies. 2.Those prevalent cancers which may increase the risks of developing autoimmune disorders. The review concludes with a brief discussion of some selected innovative approaches to cancer immunotherapy.