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World J Gastroenterol. Aug 28, 2014; 20(32): 11216-11229
Published online Aug 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i32.11216
Figure 5
Figure 5 Tumour components. The stromal reaction of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is comprised of pancreatic stellate cells (stromal cells), abundant extracellular matrix (ECM), blood vessels/endothelial cells, immune cells and nerves/neurons[43]. The interaction between cancer cells and the components of stroma facilitates cancer progression. Reprinted with permission from Elsevier (Apte et al[43]).