Resources showing scientific information about Pro-Tumor Inflammation in cancer



What Is Pro-Tumor Inflammation (PTI)?

This short video presents the mechanism by which PTI, a type of unregulated inflammation, is thought to help drive certain cancers. Learn how PTI can facilitate tumor growth and metastasis and also create a tumor microenvironment that suppresses the immune response.

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Pro-Tumor Inflammation Poster

Learn about the importance of PTI in a few descriptive steps. This overview includes information about unregulated inflammation and its effects on the tumor microenvironment, and the potential impact of PTI.


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1. Yano S, Nokihara H, Yamamoto A, et al. Cancer Sci. 2003;94(3):244-252.
Carmi Y, Dotan S, Rider P, et al. J Immunol. 2013;190(7):3500-3509.