Tumor microenvironment

The tumor microenvironment (TME) is a term that encompasses the interactions between heterogeneous cell types and the extracellular matrix (ECM), within a cancerous lesion. The cooperation of untransformed and malignant cells is critical to promote survival and propagation of each tumor. Key processes that are involved in the TME include: angiogenesis, ECM remodelling, growth factor expression and immunosurveillance inhibition. We have collated our literature, protocol tips and tools associated with tumor microenvironment onto this page. Use the resources to find out how Abcam can support you in advancing your research.