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Squamous Cell Cancer of the Cervix, Immune Senescence and HPV: Is Cervical Cancer an Age-Related Neoplasm ?

  • Jeanne Mandelblatt
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 330)

Abstract

Relationships between cancer and aging will assume greater scientific importance over the coming decades as the number and proportion of elderly increase. Contrary to popular belief, cervical cancer remains an important disease into old age. This paper will briefly review what is known about immune senescence, cervical cancer and immune function, and the relationship between human papilloma virus and immunity, to support the hypothesis that these factors may contribute to the continued occurrence of invasive cervical cancer in the elderly.

Keywords

Cervical Cancer Human Papilloma Virus Invasive Cervical Cancer Human Papilloma Virus Infection Human Papilloma Virus Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne Mandelblatt
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  1. 1.Division of Cancer ControlMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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