Heavy metals and carcinogenesis: a review

Muthanna Medical Journal
Volume 8, Issue 1,  2021 Page 20-30

Aous Kahtan Al-Mzaien 1

* Correspondence author: aous.kahtan@iccmgr.org
1Experimental Therapy Department- Iraqi Centre for Cancer and Medical Genetic Research, Al-Mustansiriyah University
Received February 12, 2021; revised April 27, 2021; accepted May 11, 2021; published May 19, 2021


There has been a growing recognition regarding heavy metal toxicity owing to their position in cancer induction. The study is linked to heavy metals like titanium, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel and radium. A meta-analysis was compiled using PubMed to determine existing exposure channels, forms of cancers caused, and treatment interventions for the metals. It was planned to lead potential study activities linked to heavy metals and cancer.

Keywords: Heavy metals, Toxicity, Carcinogenesis