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Role finally identified for subset of white blood cells in cancer metastasis.

The primary role of monocytes is to sense the environment and replenish the pool of tissue macrophages and dendritic cells. Recent advances in immunology research have discovered that monocytes can be divided into three subsets based on specific surface markers and their specific functions, namely classical, non-classical or patrolling, and separate murine classifications.  It has been widely accepted that cancer

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