A review of autoimmune diseases associated with cancer

Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2010 Jan 1;2:122-6. doi: 10.2741/e73.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune / etiology
  • Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune / pathology
  • Autoimmune Diseases / complications*
  • Cancer Vaccines
  • Humans
  • Immunotherapy / methods*
  • Neoplasms / complications*
  • Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Neoplasms / immunology
  • Neuromuscular Junction Diseases / etiology
  • Neuromuscular Junction Diseases / pathology
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes / etiology*
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes / pathology
  • Risk Factors


  • Cancer Vaccines