Bacteria and cancer--antagonisms and benefits

Cancer Surv. 1989;8(4):713-23.

Abstract

There is considerable historical and recent evidence concerning the antagonisms between acute bacterial infections or their toxins and cancer and allied diseases. These data provide renewed incentives to undertake clinical programmes with mixed bacterial vaccines in many countries at the present time.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Infections / complications*
  • Bacterial Infections / history
  • Bacterial Toxins / administration & dosage
  • History, 18th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous
  • Neoplasms / complications*
  • Neoplasms / epidemiology
  • Neoplasms / history
  • Neoplasms / therapy

Substances

  • Bacterial Toxins