Published in Cancer Weekly, September 9th, 2003
"We have previously described the expression of interleukin cytokines (IL)-1alpha, IL-1beta, and IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) in human breast cancer (HBC) tissue. Based on our previous studies, we hypothesize that the IL-1 family of cytokines, antagonists (IL-1ra) and receptors (IL-1RI and IL-1RII) are present within the human breast cancer (HBC) tumor microenvironment and that the IL-1 network of cytokines and receptors within the tumor microenvironment can control tumor cell subpopulation expression of other protumorigenic cytokines such as the angiogenic/growth factor, interleukin-8...
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