SnapShot: Cancer-associated fibroblasts


Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are an integral component of the tumor microenvironment and have both tumor-promoting and tumor-suppressive functions. This SnapShot summarizes the origins of CAFs, their diverse functions, and how this relates to heterogeneity within the population. The suitability of targeting CAFs therapeutically is also discussed.

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Journal Cell
Volume 181
Issue number 2
Pages 486-486.e1
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