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Stromal elements act to restrain, rather than support, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. TAMs confer resistance of MCF-7 breast cancer cells toward cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU; Paulus et al., 2006). Mounting pressure in the microenvironment: fluids, solids, and cells in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. (2010), reported that miR-212/132 expression in stromal fibroblasts is required to support ductal outgrowth. B., Wang, Y., Lin, E. Y., Li, J. F., Goswami, S., Stanley, E. R., et al. Macrophages can be polarized into M1-like or M2-like macrophages and their polarization depends on the stimulating cytokine and the length of exposure (Gordon and Martinez, 2010). Cancer Cell 21, 488–503. Another study revealed TAM-derived cathepsins B and S as responsible for mediating chemoresistance to taxol in the MMTV-PyMT mouse model (Shree et al., 2011) (Figure 3B). 23, 137–148. Tumor-associated macrophages: functional diversity, clinical significance, and open questions. 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