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Cancer Biology

1972

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The Effects Of 3-Methylcholanthrene On Humoral Antibodies And On Antibody-Producing Cells In The Spleen, Chris Erickson Apr 1972

The Effects Of 3-Methylcholanthrene On Humoral Antibodies And On Antibody-Producing Cells In The Spleen, Chris Erickson

Life and Environmental Sciences Undergraduate Theses

An increasing number of reports during the Dast decade have suggested a positive, though far from perfect, correlation between carcinogenicity and the ability of a side variety of carcinogens to impair the immune status of the host. In addition, those conditions resulting in the suppression of the immune reaction of the host, including the use of immunosuppressive drugs with transplant patients, seem to foster the incidence of cancer [St jernsward, 1969]. Burnet [1961] has suggested that the evolutionary significance of the immune response is that it enables the elimination of mutant somatic cells, which might otherwise form neoplasms. Then, possibly ...