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Cancer Prevention and Treatment with Immune System Boosting Interventions

Version 1 : Received: 18 December 2019 / Approved: 20 December 2019 / Online: 20 December 2019 (07:21:07 CET)

How to cite: Doss, M. Cancer Prevention and Treatment with Immune System Boosting Interventions. Preprints 2019, 2019120269 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201912.0269.v1). Doss, M. Cancer Prevention and Treatment with Immune System Boosting Interventions. Preprints 2019, 2019120269 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201912.0269.v1).

Abstract

Cancer risk is known to increase tremendously when the immune system is suppressed, e.g., as observed in young organ-transplant recipients and AIDS patients. Based on such data, it may be hypothesized that the main reason for the development of clinical cancer is the weakening or suppression of the immune system, and that uncontrolled multiplication of cancer cells occurs when some aspects of the immune system fall below certain critical levels. Therefore, cancer may be prevented and treated by boosting these critical aspects of the immune system so that they are maintained above the critical levels. If multiple immune system boosting interventions are utilized, more aspects of the immune system would be boosted, increasing the likelihood of enhancing the critical aspects of the immune system and generating a cancer preventive and/or therapeutic effect. Clinical trials are needed to validate this approach for cancer prevention and treatment. If validated, the proposed approach could result in a major reduction of the death and suffering caused by cancer in the world.

Subject Areas

cancer; cancer prevention; cancer therapy; immune boosting interventions

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