Importance of microenvironment in preclinical models of breast and prostate cancer
Maija Valta, Johanna Tuomela, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, 20520 Turku, Finland
Maija Valta, Division of Medicine, Turku University Hospital and University of Turku, 20520 Turku, Finland
Katja Fagerlund, Mari Suominen, Jussi Halleen, Johanna Tuomela, Pharmatest Services Ltd, Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4 C, 20520 Turku, Finland
Author contributions: Valta M, Fagerlund K, Suominen M, Halleen J and Tuomela J wrote the paper and they all meet the conditions 1, 2 and 3 proposed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
Supported by Eurostars program of Eureka (project acronym “D-SIST”).
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Correspondence to: Johanna Tuomela, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Kiinamyllynkatu 10, 20520 Turku, Finland. email@example.com
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Received: August 31, 2014
Peer-review started: September 3, 2014
First decision: October 14, 2014
Revised: November 18, 2014
Accepted: January 15, 2015
Article in press: January 19, 2015
Published online: March 9, 2015