Neutrophil extracellular traps promote surgery-induced peritoneal carcinosis of metastatic colorectal cancer via modulation of CXCR2 and αv integrin

Date 28 June 2017
Event ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2017
Session ESMO World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer 2017
Topics Gastrointestinal Cancers
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Presenter Mattias lepsenyi
Citation Annals of Oncology (2017) 28 (suppl_3): iii13-iii136. 10.1093/annonc/mdx261
Authors M. lepsenyi, N. Al-gethami, I. Syk, H. Thorlacius
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Peritoneal carcinosis (PC) is the third common site of metastatic colorectal cancer which characterized by a very low survival rate. Surgical trauma has been identified as an important factor in the progression of PC, postulated to be caused by the inflammatory response to tissue injury. The mechanism behind tumor metastasis remains poorly understood. However, existing evidence indicates that neutrophils, via Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs), are implicated in the development of metastatic disease and recently identified as one of the most significant key players in promoting tumor progression. In this study, we highlight the mechanism by which NETs promote surgery-induced colon cancer cell peritoneal metastasis through regulation of key receptors, CXCR2 and αvβ3 integrin.