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The microenvironment in T-cell lymphomas: Emerging themes
Seminars In Cancer Biology
Publication types: Journal Article
Peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) are heterogeneous and uncommon malignancies characterized by an aggressive clinical course and a mostly poor outcome with current treatment strategies. Despite novel insights into their pathobiology provided by recent genome-wide molecular studies, several entities remain poorly characterized. In addition to the neoplastic cell population, PTCLs have a microenvironment component, composed of non-tumor cells and stroma, which is quantitatively and qualitatively variable, and which may have an effect on their pathological and clinical features. The best example is provided by angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL), a designation reflecting the typical vascularization and reactive immunoblastic content of the tumor tissues. In this disease, a complex network of interactions between the lymphoma cells and the microenvironment exists, presumably mediated by the neoplastic T cells with follicular helper T-cell properties. A better understanding of the crosstalk between neoplastic T or NK cells and their microenvironment may have important implications for guiding the development of novel therapies.
Angiogenesis, Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, Folliclar helper T cell, Macrophages, Microenvironment, T-cell lymphoma
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