Fibrosis and Cancer Intersection Collection

Guest editors Mary Salvatore, MD, MBA and Monica Pernia Marin, MD.

There is an increasing body of evidence highlighting the importance of the cellular microenvironment and collagen deposition for the onset and progression of cancer. In organs such as the liver and the lungs, it is not uncommon to observe chronic fibrosis preceding cancer diagnosis. The Fibrosis and Cancer Intersection is a scientific collection launched in collaboration with The Journal of Translational Medicine with the aim to gather research work that explores the relationship between organ fibrosis and cancer. A better understanding of this relationship is key to optimize new and emergent therapeutic and prophylactic agents as well as strategies for prediction and early detection of cancer development in tissues affected by fibrosis.

To learn more about the Fibrosis and Cancer Intersection Collection and/or submit your research work, please visit