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Table 2 Stromal cells in breast cancer metastasis

From: Tumor microenvironment: driving forces and potential therapeutic targets for breast cancer metastasis

Stromal cells Function in breast cancer metastasis Reference(s)
Immune cells
 Macrophages Promotion [40,41,42,43,44]
 Neutrophils Promotion/suppression [45, 46, 96, 97]
 T cells Promotion/suppression [44, 46, 49]
 Natural killer cells Suppression [50, 51]
Cancer-associated fibroblasts Promotion [53, 76]
Pericytes Suppression [54, 55]
Mesenchymal stem cells Promotion [26, 56]