Article Title

Pancreatic stellate cells and pancreatic cancer cells: An unholy alliance

Abstract

Pancreatic cancer—a tumor displaying a particularly abundant stromal reaction—is notorious for its poor prognosis. Recent studies, via newly developed orthotopic models, provide compelling evidence of an important role for pancreatic stellate cells (PSC) in pancreatic cancer progression. Characterization of the mechanisms mediating PSC-cancer interactions will lead to the development of much needed alternative therapeutic approaches to improve disease outcome.

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peer-reviewed

 

Link to Publisher Version (DOI)

http://doi.org/10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-08-1132