Cancer Associated with Asbestosis, Schistosomiasis, Foreign Bodies, and Scars

  • K. Gerhard Brand
Part of the Cancer, A Comprehensive Treatise book series (C)


The cancers discussed in this chapter have a common attribute: they emerge from areas of chronic fibrotic tissue reactions in response to injury or permanently embedded foreign bodies. For several pragmatic reasons, however, it has not been customary to view these cancers as a group. Histopathologically they fall into different classes. Clinically they afflict different organs and thus are dealt with by different medical specialties. Even more importantly, their prevention rests on diverse epidemiological or technological approaches. In keeping with the objectives of this Treatise, which aims for overview and biological comprehension, it seems appropriate to emphasize the group relationship of these cancers and to amalgamate the pieces of information that each contributes toward recognition and deeper understanding of the carcinogenic forces involved.


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  • K. Gerhard Brand
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of Minnesota Medical SchoolMinneapolisUSA

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