Scientists have discovered that the microenvironment–the cells that surround a tumor–plays a role in both how tumors grow and how they respond to treatment. Researchers also think that certain treatments, like immune checkpoint inhibitors, work in part because of the effect they have on the tumor’s microenvironment.
Below you will find articles and video presentations that discuss the microenvironment, different avenues of tumor microenvironment research scientists are pursuing, and clinical trials listed on BreastCancerTrials.org studying a treatment’s affect on a tumor’s microenvironment.
- Nature: The Tumor Microenvironment
- Addgene: The Breast Cancer Microenvironment: A Tumor’s Backstage Team
- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Video): Battling Breast Cancer: Understanding the Tumor Microenvironment
Tumor microenvironment and MBC
- Share Cancer Support: Metastatic Breast Cancer and The Tumor Microenvironment
- Journal of Cancer Metastasis and Treatment: Breast Cancer, Metastasis and the Microenvironment
Tumor microenvironment related clinical trials
- Metastatic Trial Search: Metastatic Clinical Trials Targeting the Microenvironment
- National Cancer Institute (webinar by Dr. Alexandra Harris): What the tumor microenvironment is and how it is being studied to benefit people with cancer (skip to 29:00)
Last Modified on December 12, 2023