Subject collection: Cancer
- A Drosophila model of myeloproliferative neoplasm reveals a feed-forward loop in the JAK pathway mediated by p38 MAPK signalling
Summary: Pro-tumourigenic crosstalk occurs between the p38 MAPK pathway and JAK signalling in a Drosophila model of myeloproliferative neoplasm.
- Waging war against pancreatic cancer: an interview with David Tuveson
Summary: David Tuveson describes some of the key moments and breakthroughs in his remarkable career, and the path that he's followed in his quest for a cure for pancreatic cancer.
- In vivo models in breast cancer research: progress, challenges and future directions
Summary: This Review provides a summary of the many varied uses of mouse models in breast cancer research focusing on their strengths, challenges and future directions.
- Rethinking cancer: current challenges and opportunities in cancer research
Summary: Pablo Meyer and Ross Cagan discuss the main themes emerging from a recent workshop ‘Rethinking Cancer’, highlighting the key challenges faced by the research community and outlining potential strategies to promote translation of basic findings.
- MicroRNAs in the etiology of colorectal cancer: pathways and clinical implications
Summary: This Review provides an overview of some important microRNAs and their roles in colorectal cancer.
- A novel brain tumour model in zebrafish reveals the role of YAP activation in MAPK- and PI3K-induced malignant growth
Editors' choice: A new brain tumour model in zebrafish allows simultaneous analysis of malignant tumours and heterotopias, suggesting that both lesions originate from similar events, with Yap1 as a driving force in tumour development.
- 3D bioprinting: improving in vitro models of metastasis with heterogeneous tumor microenvironments
Summary: Here, Albritton and Miller discuss recent 3D bioprinting advances that can be used to produce heterogeneous tumor microenvironments for improved physical modeling of cancer metastasis.
- Stromal hedgehog signaling maintains smooth muscle and hampers micro-invasive prostate cancer
Summary: New insights are provided into the role of hedgehog signaling in maintaining prostate smooth muscle and place hedgehog as a candidate pathway of therapeutic value for treating individuals with prostate cancer.
- Heterotypic mouse models of canine osteosarcoma recapitulate tumor heterogeneity and biological behavior
Editors' choice: We developed a system that recapitulates the heterogeneous biological behavior of bone cancer in mouse models and describe novel methods to study tumor–stromal interactions in these models.
- Lurbinectedin induces depletion of tumor-associated macrophages, an essential component of its in vivo synergism with gemcitabine, in pancreatic adenocarcinoma mouse models
Summary: Lurbinectedin-gemcitabine synergism in PDA models involves lurbinectedin-induced tumor macrophage depletion, triggering CDA downregulation and enhanced DNA damage, supporting the use of this combination to treat macrophage-infiltrated pancreatic tumors.