The role of astrocytes in the progression of brain cancer: complicating the picture of the tumor microenvironment


Gliomas and brain-metastatic tumors contribute to hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Typical survival times for brain cancer patients, even with surgical, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment, remain very low despite advances in treatment. In brain cancers, astrocytes, which comprise approximately 50 % of the cells in the brain, become activated… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13277-015-4242-0


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