Franklin RA, Li MO. 2014. The ontogeny of tumor-associated macrophages: a new understanding of cancer-elicited inflammation. Oncoimmunology. 3(9):e955346. Pubmed: 25941613 DOI:e955346


Clinical and experimental models have identified macrophages as potential targets for cancer therapy, however, the nature of macrophage differentiation and function in the context of malignant disease remain largely uncharacterized. This commentary provides the author's perspective on the recently published article "The cellular and molecular origin of tumor-associated macrophages," which demonstrated that tumor growth elicits a specific macrophage differentiation pathway.

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Ruth Franklin’s laboratory explores the role of the innate immune system in tissue repair and homeostasis, with a focus on the communication between macrophages and non-immune cells within tissues.

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