Cancer: The matrix is now in control

Paolo M. Comoglio, Livio Trusolino

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The extracellular matrix is traditionally regarded as a facilitator of tumor progression, providing an environment in which cells can grow and metastasize. Three new studies take the matrix out of this context and suggest that the microenvironment can not only subsidize, but also initiate, the oncogenic conversion of epithelial cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1156-1159
Number of pages4
JournalNature Medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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