International Medical Journal, Vol. 14., Iss. 1, 2008, P. 124−127.
MODERN IDEAS ABOUT THE ROLE OF IMMUNE REACTIONS IN DEVELOPMENT OF MALIGNANT TUMORS
Kharkiv Medical Academy of Post−graduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Modern ideas about the peculiarities of immune reactions in oncological pathology are reported. It is shown that the immune system can not only activate anti−tumor mechanisms but also stimulate tumor progress under definite conditions.
Key words: oncological diseases, immune system.