Leukocytes as paracrine regulators of metastasis and determinants of organ-specific colonization

Neta Erez, Lisa Coussens

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It is now well recognized that tumor cell-host interactions regulate all aspects of cancer development. Amongst the various host response programs that facilitate primary cancer development, an emerging body of literature points to a critical role for leukocytes and their soluble mediators as regulating discrete events during primary tumor development and metastasis. This review focuses on the multiple aspects of leukocytes and their effector molecules as regulators of the metastatic process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2536-2544
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Cancer
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2011
Externally publishedYes



  • cancer
  • inflammation
  • leukocytes
  • metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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