The Hallmarks of Cancer 8: Tumor-Promoting Inflammation | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten underlying principles shared by all cancers. You can read the first seven Hallmarks of Cancer articles here. The eighth Hallmark of Cancer is defined as “tumor-promoting inflammation.”

We consider the immune system as our friend; it protects us by
fighting infections while keeping us healthy. But there is a darker side
to the immune system. Often, when it comes to cancer, we find that the
immune system can turn traitor and actually promote cancer development.

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