Mononuclear phagocytes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Kenneth Wilfried Kross*, John Helge Heimdal, Hans Jorgen Aarstad

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The head and neck squamous cell carcinoma microenvironments contain many immune cells and their secretory products. Many of these cells belong to the mononuclear phagocyte system. The aim of this review is to study the interactions between mononuclear phagocytes and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tissue. The role of inflammation in tumours and the cytokine interleukin-6 will be highlighted. Future therapy strategies in the treatment of head and neck cancer might be directed towards mononuclear phagocytes and their cytokine production.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-344
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


  • Mononuclear phagocytes
  • Innate immune system
  • Macrophages
  • Monocytes
  • Interleukin-6
  • Fragment spheroids
  • Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

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