Platelets Are Crucial Regulators Of Tumor Growth And Metastasis
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Monica is a postdoctoral research fellow at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas.

                       

Platelets Are Crucial Regulators Of Tumor Growth And Metastasis

Platelets are anucleate components of the blood, which are derived from megakaryocytes in the bone marrow. Platelets are necessary for hemostasis, a process which causes bleeding to stop, and play an important role in wound healing. Regulating hemostasis is crucial to avoid excessive blood loss or clotting. In addition to hemostasis, platelets are active players in many steps of tumorigenesis including tumor growth, extravasation of tumor cells, and metastasis. The concept of platelet involvement in tumor growth and metastasis is...

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