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Clin Transl Oncol. 2011 Sep;13(9):611-6. doi: 10.1007/s12094-011-0706-x.

Mesenchymal niches of bone marrow in cancer.

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Unidad de Biotecnología Celular, Área Biología Celular y del Desarrollo, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain.

Abstract

Over the last decade, genetic and cell biology studies have indicated that tumour growth is not only determined by malignant cancer cells themselves, but also by the tumour microenvironment. Cells present in the tumour microenvironment include fibroblasts, vascular, smooth muscle, adipocytes, immune cells and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). The nature of the relationship between MSC and tumour cells appears dual and whether MSC are pro- or anti-tumorigenic is a subject of controversial reports. This review is focused on the role of MSC and bone marrow (BM) niches in cancer.

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21865132
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10.1007/s12094-011-0706-x
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