Psychoneuroimmunology. Implications for oncology?

Cancer. 1991 Feb 1;67(3 Suppl):828-32. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19910201)67:3+<828::aid-cncr2820671413>;2-a.


Accumulating evidence indicates that the central nervous system (CNS) may regulate the activity of the immune system. Although the overall significance of the immune system in cancer remains controversial, psychosocial influences on immune function could potentially provide a mechanism to account for some of the reports of an association between psychosocial factors and cancer prognosis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antibody Formation / physiology
  • Central Nervous System / physiopathology*
  • Health Behavior
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Cellular / physiology*
  • Neoplasms / immunology
  • Neoplasms / physiopathology*
  • Neoplasms / psychology
  • Psychoneuroimmunology