This timely volume highlights current knowledge concerning the role of fibronectin in human biology and medicine. It is intended to stimulate further investigation in this area. Emphasized are the importance of fibronectin in the interaction between the cell and its environment; and the role of the fibronectin in the determination of cell behavior in normal physiologic processes, in malignant behavior of cells, and in inflammatory disease. This book is valuable to those in the biomedical community interested in fibronectin, the microenvironment and extracellular matrix. It is also important to those interested in the pathobiochemistry of malignant disease and inflammatory disorders.