First results for agents targeting cancer-related inflammation.

  title={First results for agents targeting cancer-related inflammation.},
  author={Ken Garber},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={101 16},
F or the last 10 years, a dedicated cadre of researchers has been making a case for inflammation as a major cause and promoter of cancer. They have succeeded, up to a point. Cancer researchers once ignored the cells of the innate immune system that infiltrate tumors in great numbers, causing the increased local blood flow and fluid leakage that characterize inflammation. That’s changed. “Nobody thinks now that they’re innocent bystanders,” said Frances Balkwill, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at… CONTINUE READING

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