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Cancer Microenvironment

Section edited by Davide Bedognetti

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The Cancer microenvironment section publishes research on the cellular and molecular components of the cancer microenvironment, with a particular focus on translational research that has important implications for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human neoplasms.

Submissions that relate to the characterisation of the molecular profile and regulation of cancers at different tumour stages are especially welcome, as are those which identify specific cancer microenvironments that predict tumour incidence, response to therapy and outcome. Laboratory studies of new drugs and biological agents that target cancer microenvironments will also be considered.

Featured articles


microRNA-1271 impedes the development of prostate cancer by downregulating PES1 and upregulating ERβ

Research | Zhenming Jiang et al


Tumor microenvironment differences between primary tumor and brain metastases

Review | Bernardo Cacho-Díaz et al


Identification of key genes controlling breast cancer stem cell characteristics via stemness indices analysis

Research | Jianying Pei et al

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  1. Integrins are heterodimeric receptors that play a critical role in cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion processes. Among them, αVβ3 integrin, that recognizes the aminoacidic RGD triad, is reported to be involved in...

    Authors: Gaetano Santulli, Maria Felicia Basilicata, Mariarosaria De Simone, Carmine Del Giudice, Antonio Anastasio, Daniela Sorriento, Michele Saviano, Annarita Del Gatto, Bruno Trimarco, Carlo Pedone, Laura Zaccaro and Guido Iaccarino
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2011 9:7
  2. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) with mutation-specific antibodies may be an ancillary method of detecting EGFR mutations in lung cancer patients.

    Authors: Sara Simonetti, Miguel Angel Molina, Cristina Queralt, Itziar de Aguirre, Clara Mayo, Jordi Bertran-Alamillo, José Javier Sanchez, Jose Luis Gonzalez-Larriba, Ulpiano Jimenez, Dolores Isla, Teresa Moran, Santiago Viteri, Carlos Camps, Rosario Garcia-Campelo, Bartomeu Massuti, Susana Benlloch…
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:135
  3. Cancer invasion results from constant interactions between cancer cells and their microenvironment. Major components of the cancer microenvironment are stromal cells, infiltrating inflammatory cells, collagens...

    Authors: Chun-Wei Peng, Xiu-Li Liu, Xiong Liu and Yan Li
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:101
  4. Esophageal adenocarcinomas (EACs) arise due to gastroesophageal reflux, with Barrett's esophagus (BE) regarded as precancerous lesion. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) might play a role during the multistep ca...

    Authors: Martin Grimm, Maria Lazariotou, Stefan Kircher, Luisa Stuermer, Christoph Reiber, Andreas Höfelmayr, Stefan Gattenlöhner, Christoph Otto, Christoph T Germer and Burkhard HA von Rahden
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:99
  5. Oct4 and Sox2 are two major transcription factors related to the stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. The aim of this study was to examine the association between Oct4 and Sox2 expression levels with bo...

    Authors: Nan Ge, Huan-Xin Lin, Xiang-Sheng Xiao, Ling Guo, Hui-Min Xu, Xin Wang, Ting Jin, Xiu-Yu Cai, Yi Liang, Wei-Han Hu and Tiebang Kang
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:94
  6. Esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCC) are usually asymptomatic and go undetected until they are incurable. Cytological screening is one strategy to detect ESCC at an early stage and has shown promise in p...

    Authors: Sumana Mukherjee, Mark J Roth, Sanford M Dawsey, Wusheng Yan, Jaime Rodriguez-Canales, Heidi S Erickson, Nan Hu, Alisa M Goldstein, Philip R Taylor, Annely M Richardson, Michael A Tangrea, Rodrigo F Chuaqui and Michael R Emmert-Buck
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:91
  7. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is associated with chronic gastritis, peptic ulceration and gastric carcinoma. Protease-activated receptor-2 (PAR-2), which is activated by trypsin, induced the activatio...

    Authors: Joo Weon Lim and Hyeyoung Kim
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:85
  8. This study represents the first attempt to perform a profiling analysis of the intergenerational differences in the microRNAs (miRNAs) of primary cutaneous melanocytic neoplasms in young adult and older age gr...

    Authors: Drazen M Jukic, Uma NM Rao, Lori Kelly, Jihad S Skaf, Laura M Drogowski, John M Kirkwood and Monica C Panelli
    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:27

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