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Cancer stem cells and tumor metastasis: first steps into uncharted territory.

Cell stem cell | March 27, 2008 |

Dalerba, Piero | Clarke, Michael F
Dalerba, Piero, and Clarke, Michael F. "Cancer stem cells and tumor metastasis: first steps into uncharted territory." Cell stem cell 1.3 (2008): 241-2. Web.

Abstract

In several forms of human cancer, only a phenotypic subset of cancer cells, usually termed "cancer stem cells" (CSC), can initiate tumor growth when transplanted. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Hermann et al. (2007) analyze the relationship between CSC and tumor metastasis.

In several forms of human cancer, only a phenotypic subset of cancer cells, usually termed "cancer stem cells" (CSC), can initiate tumor growth when transplanted. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Hermann et al. (2007) analyze the relationship between CSC and tumor metastasis.