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Arthritis drugs do not increase cancer risk, study suggests

Added: Saturday 25 February 2012

A large study suggests that anti-TNF treatment used to relieve rheumatoid arthritis does not lead to a significantly increased risk of cancer. Anti-TNF drugs are used worldwide to treat inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. TNF, or tumour necrosis factor, is a chemical produced by the body's own immune system, causing inflammation.