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These workers succeeded in demonstrating the presence of complement-binding antibodies, which react with sufficiently sensitive cancer antigens, in the sera of cancer patients, particularly in those suffering from cancer of the digestive tract, uterus and mamma. A small part of these sera gave a positive Wassermann reaction; positive lues sera react with alcoholic extracts of cancer. In explanation the conception of "Zerfallskrankheiten" is advanced, and the reaction is ascribed to the coincident presence of both specific and non-specific lipoids in cancer tissue. The sera of pregnant women also reacts with cancer antigens. The possibility is discussed that in the latter
Krebsantikörper bei Krebskranken.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:1060–1061. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-3-10-1060_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(10):1060-1061.
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