Subhra Biswas

A*STAR-NUS Clinical Imaging Research Centre Singapore

Dr. Biswas’s research interests focus on investigating the role of monocytes and macrophages in different human diseases, in particular, cancer. Dr. Biswas completed his Ph.D in Biotechnology at Banaras Hindu University, India, following which he did his post-doctoral study at the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche \Mario Negri\ in Milan, Italy. He is a principal investigator at the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), Singapore. Dr. Biswas’s major contribution in this field was the first molecular characterization of tumor associated macrophages. Dr. Biswas is a member of the American Association of Immunologists and European Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Society and an editorial board member of Scientific Reports, Cancer Microenvironment and Frontiers in Tumor Immunity.

Subhra Biswas

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Tumor microenvironment represents an extremely dynamic niche shaped by the interplay of different cell types (e.g. tumor cells, stromal cells), their soluble products (e.g.cytokines, chemokines and growth factors) and varied physico-chemical conditions (e.g low oxygen concentration or hypoxia). Recent studies have identified myelomonocytic cells as key players in regulating the tumor microenvironment and hence, tumor progression in a variety of cancers. In view of these findings, the present book attemps to provide a comprehensive account of the diversity of tumor microenvironment across different cancers and how myelomonocytic cells have taken the center-stage in regulating this niche to direct cancer progression. A better understanding of the myelomonocytic cells and the mechanisms by which they regulate cancer progression will open new vistas in cancer therapeutics.

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