The role of the neural niche in brain metastasis

The role of the neural niche in brain metastasis Cancers with neurologic metastasis are a burdensome affliction. As primary cancer care improves, the incidence of metastatic cancer increases as a result of prolonged survival time. Because of this, advances in the understanding of the mechanisms of metastasis are important for the development of continuing management strategies. Knowing how metastatic tumor cells engage, survive, and proliferate in the central nervous system (CNS) is an important first step in developing treatment paradigms. The neural niche is the soil of the CNS that accommodates tumor cells, is a microenvironment of cell signaling that exists between the tumor cell and the native neural cellular network. Elements of the neural niche have been identified as acquaintances for metastatic tumor growth. As more is known about the neural niche, treatment strategies can be developed to target these networks of metastatic tumor progression. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical & Experimental Metastasis Springer Journals

The role of the neural niche in brain metastasis

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Subject
Biomedicine; Cancer Research; Biomedicine, general; Oncology; Hematology; Surgical Oncology
ISSN
0262-0898
eISSN
1573-7276
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10585-017-9857-7
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Abstract

Cancers with neurologic metastasis are a burdensome affliction. As primary cancer care improves, the incidence of metastatic cancer increases as a result of prolonged survival time. Because of this, advances in the understanding of the mechanisms of metastasis are important for the development of continuing management strategies. Knowing how metastatic tumor cells engage, survive, and proliferate in the central nervous system (CNS) is an important first step in developing treatment paradigms. The neural niche is the soil of the CNS that accommodates tumor cells, is a microenvironment of cell signaling that exists between the tumor cell and the native neural cellular network. Elements of the neural niche have been identified as acquaintances for metastatic tumor growth. As more is known about the neural niche, treatment strategies can be developed to target these networks of metastatic tumor progression.

Journal

Clinical & Experimental MetastasisSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 13, 2017

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