Cell migration in tumours


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Erik Sahai1,2
1Cancer Research UK, London, UK, 2London Research Institute, London, UK

Abstract

The migration of cancer cells into the surrounding tissue is an early event in metastasis. Cell migration is also crucial for the recruitment and function of the tumour stroma. A comprehensive understanding of cell migration in tumours therefore requires consideration of the extracellular matrix and the numerous paracrine interactions that occur in tumours. These topics will be explored. We believe that this session will be of great interest to those studying the tumour microenvironment, cell biology, and metastasis.