Understanding allergy and cancer risk: what are the barriers?

Nat Rev Cancer. 2015 Mar;15(3):131-2. doi: 10.1038/nrc3909. Epub 2015 Feb 5.


Evidence suggests that allergic immune responses can protect against some types of cancer. What are the possible underlying mechanisms, and can allergic reactions be harnessed for anticancer therapy?

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity / immunology*
  • Immunotherapy*
  • Neoplasms / immunology*
  • Neoplasms / therapy
  • Protective Factors