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Curr Biol. 2001 Jan 9;11(1):R25-7.

Tumor progression: defining the soil round the tumor seed.

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Department of Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232-2175, USA.

Abstract

The tumor microenvironment, or stroma, is known to contribute to tumor progression. Two recent studies have shown that the stromal protein matrix metalloproteinase MMP-9 has a role in the early stages of tumor growth and angiogenesis.

PMID:
11166192
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(00)00038-5
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