Accessories to the crime: functions of cells recruited to the tumor microenvironment.

@article{Hanahan2012AccessoriesTT,
  title={Accessories to the crime: functions of cells recruited to the tumor microenvironment.},
  author={D. Hanahan and L. Coussens},
  journal={Cancer cell},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          309-22
        }
}
Mutationally corrupted cancer (stem) cells are the driving force of tumor development and progression. Yet, these transformed cells cannot do it alone. Assemblages of ostensibly normal tissue and bone marrow-derived (stromal) cells are recruited to constitute tumorigenic microenvironments. Most of the hallmarks of cancer are enabled and sustained to varying degrees through contributions from repertoires of stromal cell types and distinctive subcell types. Their contributory functions to… Expand

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