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Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts Surrounding a Prostate Tumor
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Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts Surrounding a Prostate Tumor

Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts Surrounding a Prostate Tumor
Editor's Pics

Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts Surrounding a Prostate Tumor

Credit: Moscat/ Diaz-Meco labs

According to research, tumors recruit nearby cells called fibroblasts as they develop to work as their enablers. Fibroblasts are part of the stroma – the connective tissue of organs – and normally have important repair and maintenance functions. But cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) acquire properties that allow them to assist tumors in ways that make the tumors more malignant and harder to kill. This image shows cancer-associated fibroblasts surrounding a prostate tumor.


Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts Surrounding a Prostate Tumor

Credit: Moscat/ Diaz-Meco labs


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