Journal article

Neural Regulation of Pancreatic Cancer: A Novel Target for Intervention

Aeson Chang, Corina Kim-Fuchs, Caroline P Le, Frederic Hollande, Erica K Sloan

CANCERS | MDPI | Published : 2015

Abstract

The tumor microenvironment is known to play a pivotal role in driving cancer progression and governing response to therapy. This is of significance in pancreatic cancer where the unique pancreatic tumor microenvironment, characterized by its pronounced desmoplasia and fibrosis, drives early stages of tumor progression and dissemination, and contributes to its associated low survival rates. Several molecular factors that regulate interactions between pancreatic tumors and their surrounding stroma are beginning to be identified. Yet broader physiological factors that influence these interactions remain unclear. Here, we discuss a series of preclinical and mechanistic studies that highlight the..

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