Inflammation-induced tumorigenesis and metastasis

Sana Hibino, Tetsuro Kawazoe, Hidenori Kasahara, Shinji Itoh, Takatsugu Ishimoto, Mamiko Sakata-Yanagimoto, Koji Taniguchi

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Inflammation, especially chronic inflammation, plays a pivotal role in tumorigenesis and metastasis through various mechanisms and is now recognized as a hallmark of cancer and an attractive therapeutic target in cancer. In this review, we discuss recent advances in molecular mechanisms of how inflammation promotes tumorigenesis and metastasis and suppresses anti-tumor immunity in various types of solid tumors, including esophageal, gastric, colorectal, liver, and pancreatic cancer as well as hematopoietic malignancies.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5421
JournalInternational journal of molecular sciences
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Biology
  • Spectroscopy
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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