Autoantibodies, autoimmunity and cancer (review)

Yaron Tomer, Yaniv Sherer, Yehuda Shoenfeld

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There is a strong association between neoplasms and autoimmune diseases. Numerous autoimmune phenomena have been reported in malignancies and conversely: malignant tumors are diagnosed in increasing frequency in autoimmune conditions. We review the most common autoimmune diseases and autoantibodies found in malignancies, discuss the therapeutic role of these autoantibodies in cancer, and summarize the current knowledge on malignant transformation in autoimmunity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-761
Number of pages9
JournalOncology Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1998


  • Autoantibodies
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Autoimmunity
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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