Université de Fribourg

Targeting tumor-associated macrophages by anti-tumor Chinese materia medica

Pu, Wei-ling ; Sun, Li-kang ; Gao, Xiu-mei ; Rüegg, Curzio ; Cuendet, Muriel ; Hottiger, Micheal O. ; Zhou, Kun ; Miao, Lin ; Zhang, Yun-sha ; Gebauer, Margaret

In: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine, 2017, vol. 23, no. 10, p. 723–732

Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) play a key role in all stages of tumorigenesis and tumor progression. TAMs secrete different kinds of cytokines, chemokines, and enzymes to affect the progression, metastasis, and resistance to therapy depending on their state of reprogramming. Therapeutic benefit in targeting TAMs suggests that macrophages are attractive targets for cancer treatment....