May 2023: $$ Cancer neuroscience: State of the field, emerging directions

Paper: Cell
Author: Varun Venkataramani
Institution: University Clinic Heidelberg
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Project description:

The nervous system is a critical regulator in our bodies, influencing not just our development but also the behavior of cancers. This system orchestrates the formation of organs during our growth, maintains a balanced internal environment, and allows for adaptability throughout our lives. Similarly, it has a role in managing various aspects of cancer, from its onset to its spread.

The nervous system is a critical regulator in our bodies, influencing not just our development but also the behavior of cancers. This system orchestrates the formation of organs during our growth, maintains a balanced internal environment, and allows for adaptabiliRecent scientific discoveries have shown that nerve cells can directly or indirectly communicate with cancer cells. This interaction can have a profound impact on how cancer develops, grows, and responds to treatments. It can even affect our body's natural defenses against cancer.y throughout our lives. Similarly, it has a role in managing various aspects of cancer, from its onset to its spread.

This perspective article aims to provide a roadmap for the emerging field of cancer neuroscience. It highlights the importance of understanding the intricate relationship between the nervous system and cancer as a potential cornerstone for future cancer therapies. By delving into this interdisciplinary area, we can unlock new avenues for research and treatment strategies, thereby adding a significant new dimension to the fight against cancer.

Publication:

Frank Winkler, Humsa S. Venkatesh, Moran Amit, Tracy Batchelor, Ihsan Ekin Demir, Benjamin Deneen, David H. Gutmann, Shawn Hervey-Jumper, Thomas Kuner, Donald Mabbott, Michael Platten, Asya Rolls, Erica K. Sloan, Timothy C. Wang, Wolfgang Wick, Varun Venkataramani and Michelle Monje. Cancer neuroscience: State of the field, emerging directions, Cell. April 2023.

Paper: https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(23)00104-6.pdf
 

 

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