Inflammation: a driving force speeds cancer metastasis.

  title={Inflammation: a driving force speeds cancer metastasis.},
  author={Yadi Wu and Binhua P. Zhou},
  journal={Cell cycle},
  volume={8 20},
It has been increasingly recognized that tumor microenvironment plays an important role in carcinogenesis. Inflammatory component is present and contributes to tumor proliferation, angiogenesis, metastasis and resistance to hormonal and chemotherapy. This review highlights the role of inflammation in the tumor metastasis. We focus on the function of proinflammatory factors, particularly cytokines during tumor metastasis. Understanding of the mechanisms by which inflammation contributes to… CONTINUE READING