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Inflaming metastasis

Cancer can be defined by six hallmarks, including uncontrollable growth, immortality and the ability to invade other tissues. Increasing evidence suggests that a seventh feature should make this list — inflammation.

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Figure 1: The hallmarks of cancer.

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Mantovani, A. Inflaming metastasis. Nature 457, 36–37 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/457036b

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