Cancer progression, particularly resulting metastasis, is the primary cause of human cancer mortality. There is abundant evidence that the metastasis phenotype is genetically controlled, independent of the process of cellular transformation. Recent studies have demonstrated that tumor micro-environment (TME) plays a critical role in regulating essential tumor aggressiveness. Interactions between the cellular and structural components of the TME allow cancer cells to become aggressive and metastasize from the primary site through a complex and multi-step metastatic cascade. Strategies for limiting metastasis could lead to improved clinical outcomes., We are soliciting contributions to this Special Issue including original research articles, reviews, or shorter “Perspective” pieces on all aspects related to the theme of ’New Insights against Cancer Progression and Metastasis’. The purpose of this Special Issue is to focus efforts on identifying and understanding the mechanisms accounting for cancer progression and metastasis. This effort may then lead to the development of novel and effective preventive and therapeutic strategies to counteract this devastating disease.
Prof. Shi-Yong Sun and Assoc. Prof. Yong Teng
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