Additionally referred to as “Tumore del pancreas” in Italian, pancreatic cancer poses a serious threat to patients as well as healthcare professionals. Because of its sometimes nebulous and unclear symptoms, there are few therapy choices and late-stage diagnoses. Researchers, clinicians, and patients all have a shared concern: understanding the complexities of this disease.
One of the key ‘invisible allies’ in the growth of pancreatic tumors is the tumor microenvironment. This microenvironment comprises various elements, including stromal cells, immune cells, and extracellular matrix, all working together to nurture the tumor’s progression. These components not only provide structural support but also secrete growth factors that aid in tumor development.