Iron and Cancer: A Review
AbstractIron overload constitutes a major health problem worldwide, and deserves attention. This review covers a few of the proliferating literature ranging from mechanisms of its carcinogenesis, iron-withholding defense system and its attendant risks, to suggestions of prevention and control.
Key Words: Iron, Cancer, Peroxyl radicals, haemochromatosis, neoplastic cells.
(J College Med: 2003 8(1): 16-19)