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REVIEW: Carcinogenesis Induced by Foreign Bodies

T. G. Moizhess

Institute of Carcinogenesis, Blokhin Cancer Research Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Kashirskoe Shosse 24, 115478 Moscow, Russia; fax: (495) 324-1205; E-mail: moizhess@crc.umos.ru

Received December 20, 2007
This review deals with the contemporary investigations of carcinogenesis induced by foreign bodies. The main attention is given to the interactions of macrophages with an implanted foreign body and their possible role in tumorigenesis.
KEY WORDS: carcinogenesis, foreign body, inflammation, macrophages, cytokines, free radicals

DOI: 10.1134/S0006297908070043