As researchers are increasingly discovering, the non-cancerous components of a tumor can be just as important as the cancer cells. At the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology in Chicago earlier this week, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital researcher Rakesh Jain received ASCO's Science of Oncology Award for his decades-long work on the tumor microenvironment. In his award lecture, Jain discussed why normalizing the tumor microenvironment could be important for treating solid tumors.

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