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Beyond the tumour microenvironment

Laplane, Lucie and Duluc, Dorothée and Bikfalvi, Andreas and Larmonier, Nicolas and Pradeu, Thomas (2019) Beyond the tumour microenvironment. International Journal of Cancer, 145 (10). pp. 2611-2618. ISSN 0020-7136

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Abstract

In contrast to the once dominant tumour-centric view of cancer, increasing attention is now being paid to the tumour microenvironment (TME), generally understood as the elements spatially located in the vicinity of the tumour. Thinking in terms of TME has proven extremely useful, in particular because it has helped identify and comprehend the role of nongenetic and noncell-intrinsic factors in cancer development. Yet some current approaches have led to a TME-centric view, which is no less problematic than the former tumour-centric vision of cancer, insofar as it tends to overlook the role of components located beyond the TME, in the 'tumour organismal environment' (TOE). In this minireview, we highlight the explanatory and therapeutic shortcomings of the TME-centric view and insist on the crucial importance of the TOE in cancer progression.


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Laplane, Lucie
Duluc, Dorothée
Bikfalvi, Andreas
Larmonier, Nicolas
Pradeu, Thomas
Keywords: immune system; microbiome; nervous system; tumour microenvironment; tumour organismal environment
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Developmental Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Specific Sciences > Medicine
Depositing User: Thomas Pradeu
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 05:42
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 05:42
Item ID: 16586
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Cancer
Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.32343
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.32343
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Developmental Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Molecular Biology/Genetics
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Specific Sciences > Medicine
Date: 2019
Page Range: pp. 2611-2618
Volume: 145
Number: 10
ISSN: 0020-7136
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/16586

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