Sanford-Burnham study reveals how tumors remodel their surroundings to grow
- Posted: July 7, 2014
The study suggests that therapies targeting the tumor microenvirnoment may be as important as targeting the tumor itself. The findings, published July 3 in Cancer Cell, contribute to the increasing acknowledgement that the cells and tissue surrounding a tumor are an integral part of cancer initiation, growth, and expansion.
Click here to read the full press release.
Among the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 68 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.