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NCRI 2018 | Hypoxia in the tumor microenvironment drives radiation resistance

The tumor microenvironment is unique, and research has demonstrated that the microenvironment is accustomed to change during tumor progression. Kaye Williams, PhD, FSB, from the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, sheds light on the dynamic nature of the tumor microenvironment and identifies hypoxia as a factor that drives radiotherapy resistance. Prof. Williams believes it is important to understand how hypoxia influences various cell types in the tumor microenvironment, as high levels of hypoxia in tumor cells has been linked to worse outcomes in cancer patients. This video was recorded at the 2018 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference, held in Glasgow, UK.