Decreased prevalence of immediate hypersensitivity (atopy) in a cancer population

J. Allegra, Allan Lipton, Harold Harvey, J. Luderer, D. Brenner, R. Mortel, Laurence Demers, M. Gillin, D. White, J. Trautlein

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Abstract

It has been suggested that the atopic population has decreased risk of cancer. This investigation examined the cumulative prevalence of atopy in a population with neoplastic disease and compared this with the prevalence of atopy in an age matched control group and with published estimates of atopy in the general population. Seventy four patients with neoplastic disease and 86 patients without cancer were evaluated. The subjects were given a standard allergic questionnaire which evaluated them with regard to a history of allergic symptoms, hives, eczema, frequent colds, frequent unexplained rashes, hay fever, and asthma. All were skin tested with a representative group of regionally significant allergens. There was a 15 fold decrease in prevalence of atopy in the cancer population, compared with the control group and compared with published estimates of atopy in the general population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCancer Research
Volume36
Issue number9
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976

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Immediate Hypersensitivity
Population
Neoplasms
Control Groups
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Eczema
Urticaria
Exanthema
Allergens
Research Design
Asthma
Skin

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  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Allegra, J., Lipton, A., Harvey, H., Luderer, J., Brenner, D., Mortel, R., ... Trautlein, J. (1976). Decreased prevalence of immediate hypersensitivity (atopy) in a cancer population. Cancer Research, 36(9).
Allegra, J. ; Lipton, Allan ; Harvey, Harold ; Luderer, J. ; Brenner, D. ; Mortel, R. ; Demers, Laurence ; Gillin, M. ; White, D. ; Trautlein, J. / Decreased prevalence of immediate hypersensitivity (atopy) in a cancer population. In: Cancer Research. 1976 ; Vol. 36, No. 9.
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Allegra, J, Lipton, A, Harvey, H, Luderer, J, Brenner, D, Mortel, R, Demers, L, Gillin, M, White, D & Trautlein, J 1976, 'Decreased prevalence of immediate hypersensitivity (atopy) in a cancer population', Cancer Research, vol. 36, no. 9.

Decreased prevalence of immediate hypersensitivity (atopy) in a cancer population. / Allegra, J.; Lipton, Allan; Harvey, Harold; Luderer, J.; Brenner, D.; Mortel, R.; Demers, Laurence; Gillin, M.; White, D.; Trautlein, J.

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Allegra J, Lipton A, Harvey H, Luderer J, Brenner D, Mortel R et al. Decreased prevalence of immediate hypersensitivity (atopy) in a cancer population. Cancer Research. 1976 Dec 1;36(9).