Effect of sex hormones on immunity.

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The literature dealing with estrogenic effect on the immunologic responsiveness to tumor in patients is reviewed briefly. It is thought that estrogen may have a dual suppressive effect: 1) on the synthesis of autoantigen; and 2) on the immunologic responsiveness of the host to tumor. This is particularly true for hormonally responsive tumors, e.g., of the breast and the prostate. Hormonal therapy in these types of tumors is still open to question.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Oncology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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