A new view of cancer  pg. 7

For example, if over-production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines can be detected, and if drugs that specifically target these signaling molecules or their receptors can be given to block this step in tumor progression and metastasis, “we will likely increase our success with both prevention and therapeutic intervention in cancer,” she says.

What’s needed, says DuBois, is a unifying theme. “There are different components of the inflammatory response that play a role in cancer,” he says. “We’ve been looking at them individually. Hopefully people can go back and look at this, and try to see if they can make sense of some of the research that’s been done.”

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