Roadmap for the Emerging Field of Cancer Neuroscience

Michelle Monje, Jeremy C. Borniger, Nisha J. D'Silva, Benjamin Deneen, Peter B. Dirks, Faranak Fattahi, Paul S. Frenette, Livia Garzia, David H. Gutmann, Douglas Hanahan, Shawn L. Hervey-Jumper, Hubert Hondermarck, Jonathan B. Hurov, Adam Kepecs, Sarah M. Knox, Alison C. Lloyd, Claire Magnon, Jami L. Saloman, Rosalind A. Segal, Erica K. SloanXin Sun, Michael D. Taylor, Kevin J. Tracey, Lloyd C. Trotman, David A. Tuveson, Timothy C. Wang, Ruth A. White, Frank Winkler

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Mounting evidence indicates that the nervous system plays a central role in cancer pathogenesis. In turn, cancers and cancer therapies can alter nervous system form and function. This Commentary seeks to describe the burgeoning field of “cancer neuroscience” and encourage multidisciplinary collaboration for the study of cancer-nervous system interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-222
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 16 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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