Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer

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February 5, 2016

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People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests

New research from Baylor College of Medicine’s Cancer Center suggests that people with respiratory allergies, asthma and eczema may be less likely to develop gliomas, brain tumors that arise from the supportive (“gluey”) tissue of the brain.


In the study of 4,500 glioma patients and almost 4,200 people without brain cancer, researchers found an association between allergic conditions and lower risk of gliomas.  The report was released online Feb. 5 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.  


For more information on the study, click here.