Cell growth of epithelial tumours identified

Tumour (red) covered by collagen (green), which is being deposited by cells of the immune system (cyan). (Image: Mariana Muzzopappa, IRB Barcelona)

Tumour (red) covered by collagen (green), which is being deposited by cells of the immune system (cyan). (Image: Mariana Muzzopappa, IRB Barcelona)


Several media, including Periodistas en Español, have highlighted the research performed by the group headed by ICREA Professor Marco Milan. The study reveals the ability of tumours of epithelial origin to grow in the absence of a tumour microenvironment. The researchers examined the growth of a tumour in the absence of adjacent cell populations like the immune system or mesenchymal cells.

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