The interactions between cancer cells and their micro- and macroenvironment create a context that promotes tumour growth and protects it from immune attack. The functional association of cancer cells with their surrounding tissues forms a new 'organ' that changes as malignancy progresses. Investigation of this process might provide new insights into the mechanisms of tumorigenesis and could also lead to new therapeutic targets.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Nature Reviews Cancer|
|State||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research