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The effects of anesthetics on recurrence and metastasis of cancer, and clinical implications

Yang, Wenjing, Cai, Jun, Zabkiewicz, Catherine, Zhang, Huimin, Ruge, Fiona and Jiang, Wen 2017. The effects of anesthetics on recurrence and metastasis of cancer, and clinical implications. World Journal of Oncology 8 (3) , pp. 63-70. 10.14740/wjon1031e

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Surgical resection of the primary tumor may enhance the metastasis and recurrence of cancer. The reaction of patients to surgery includes changes of the immune system, the inflammatory system and the neuroendocrine system. In the perioperative period, anesthetics are used both for anesthesia and analgesia. There are several studies showing that the progression of cancer can be influenced by many kinds of anesthetics, although most of these studies are preclinical and thus have not yet influenced clinical recommendations. This review summarizes recent studies regarding the effects of anesthetics on metastasis and recurrence of cancer.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anaesthetic; Cancer; Metastasis; Recurrence
Publisher: Elmer Press
ISSN: 1920-4531
Funders: Cardiff China Medical Scholarship
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 June 2017
Date of Acceptance: 19 May 2017
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 04:42

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