Chemokines in tumor progression and metastasis

Purvaba J. Sarvaiya, Donna Guo, Ilya Ulasov, Patrik Gabikian, Maciej S. Lesniak*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Chemokines play a vital role in tumor progression and metastasis. Chemokines are involved in the growth of many cancers including breast cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, melanoma, lung cancer, gastric cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, colon cancer, non-small lung cancer and non-hodgkin's lymphoma among many others. The expression of chemokines and their receptors is altered in many malignancies and leads to aberrant chemokine receptor signaling. This review focuses on the role of chemokines in key processes that facilitate tumor progression including proliferation, senescence, angiogenesis, epithelial mesenchymal transition, immune evasion and metastasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2171-2185
Number of pages15
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • Cancer
  • Chemokine receptors
  • Chemokines
  • Metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology


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