Intercellular Communication by Exosome-Derived microRNAs in Cancer

  title={Intercellular Communication by Exosome-Derived microRNAs in Cancer},
  author={Bethany N. Hannafon and W. Q. Ding},
  booktitle={International journal of molecular sciences},
The development of human cancers is a multistep process in which normal cells acquire characteristics that ultimately lead to their conversion into cancer cells. Many obstacles must be overcome for this process to occur; of these obstacles, is the ability to survive an inhospitable microenvironment. It is recognized that the intercommunication between tumor cells and their surrounding microenvironment is essential to overcoming this obstacle and for the tumor to progress, metastasize and… CONTINUE READING