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  • adj. of or relating to a stroma

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to the stroma, or supporting tissue, of an organ.


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  • Tumors are a complex mix of neoplastic cancer cells and normal cells - inflammatory and immune cells, endothelial cells, fibroblasts, pericytes, and others, collectively known as stromal cells.


  • Bone marrow 'stromal' stem cells are able to differentiate into various types of tissue that form the skeleton, including bone and cartilage.

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  • In the Journal of Clinical Investigation published online November 16, they demonstrate the critical role for fibroblast activation protein (FAP), expressed by one type of these so-called "stromal" cells, in promoting tumor growth in mice.


  • "Resistance to tamoxifen is thought to be an epithelial 'cancer cell' phenomenon, but we show here that it is clearly a 'stromal' phenomenon," Dr. Lisanti said.


  • "stromal" classification system that divides patients into high-risk and low-risk groups based on caveolin-1 status.

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  • The one-year use of the drug is already considered the standard of care for post-surgical patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GIST, a difficult to treat cancer of the stomach and intestines.

    Novartis Drug Extends Lives in Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Last year, the U.K.'s cost regulator declined to recommend Gleevec as a follow up treatment for GIST patients following surgery who have had a gastrointestinal stromal tumor removed and are at risk of the cancer recurring, due to cost/benefit considerations.

    Novartis Drug Extends Lives in Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Sutent was previously approved to treat advanced kidney cancer as well as imatinib-resistant or intolerant gastrointestinal stromal tumor.

    Pfizer's Sutent Gets Approval To Treat Rare Cancer

  • Stromal progenitor cells promote leukocyte migration through production of stromal-derived growth factor 1alpha: a potential mechanism for stromal progenitor cell-mediated enhancement of cellular recruitment to wounds.

    CHOP scarless fetal wound healing publications

  • The regulatory role of stromal microenvironments in fetal hematopoietic ontogeny.

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