Adipose Stem Cells and Cancer: Concise Review

Rachel A. Sabol, Paulina Giacomelli, Adam Beighley, Bruce A. Bunnell

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It is well established that the tumor microenvironment plays an important role in cancer development and progression. The tumor microenvironment is composed of neoplastic cells, endothelial cells, pericytes, adipocytes, fibroblasts and other connective tissue cells, extracellular matrix components, multiple stem and progenitor cells, and a diverse array of innate and adaptive immune cells [Nat Rev Cancer 2007;7:139–147]. Understanding the mechanisms behind cell–cell communication in the tumor microenvironment is critical to understanding the drivers of tumorigenesis and metastasis. In this review, we discuss the interactions between adipose stem cells, a critical component of the tumor microenvironment, and various forms of cancer. Stem Cells 2019;37:1261–1266.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1261-1266
Number of pages6
JournalStem Cells
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2019


  • Adipose
  • Adipose stem cells
  • Adult stem cells
  • Cancer
  • Cell biology


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