Book Chapter

Pancreatic Tumor Microenvironment

Kai Wang, Hong He

TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENTS IN ORGANS: FROM THE BRAIN TO THE SKIN, PT B | Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology | SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG | Published : 2020

Abstract

The pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) microenvironment is a diverse and complex milieu of immune, stromal, and tumor cells and is characterized by a dense stroma, which mediates the interaction between the tumor and the immune system within the tumor microenvironment (TME). The interaction between stromal and tumor cells signals and shapes the immune infiltration of TME. The desmoplastic compartment contains infiltrated immune cells including tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and large numbers of fibroblasts/myofibroblasts dominated by pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) which contribute to fibrosis. The highly fibrotic stroma with its extensive infiltration of immunosuppressive cells f..

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