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Hypoxia and cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Molecular Medicine, November 2007
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (83rd percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (57th percentile)

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Hypoxia and cancer
Published in
Journal of Molecular Medicine, November 2007
DOI 10.1007/s00109-007-0281-3
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M. Christiane Brahimi-Horn, Johanna Chiche, Jacques Pouysségur


A major feature of solid tumours is hypoxia, decreased availability of oxygen, which increases patient treatment resistance and favours tumour progression. How hypoxic conditions are generated in tumour tissues and how cells respond to hypoxia are essential questions in understanding tumour progression and metastasis. Massive tumour-cell proliferation distances cells from the vasculature, leading to a deficiency in the local environment of blood carrying oxygen and nutrients. Such hypoxic conditions induce a molecular response, in both normal and neoplastic cells, that drives the activation of a key transcription factor; the hypoxia-inducible factor. This transcription factor regulates a large panel of genes that are exploited by tumour cells for survival, resistance to treatment and escape from a nutrient-deprived environment. Although now recognized as a major contributor to cancer progression and to treatment failure, the precise role of hypoxia signalling in cancer and in prognosis still needs to be further defined. It is hoped that a better understanding of the mechanisms implicated will lead to alternative and more efficient therapeutic approaches.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 412 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 11 3%
India 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 387 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 103 25%
Student > Master 78 19%
Researcher 72 17%
Student > Bachelor 53 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 23 6%
Other 83 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 147 36%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 75 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 64 16%
Chemistry 39 9%
Unspecified 29 7%
Other 58 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 January 2014.
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