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Cell Stem Cell. 2009 Mar 6;4(3):203-5. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2009.02.003.

Cancer stem cells: controversial or just misunderstood?

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  • 1James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 704, Rochester, NY 14642, USA.


While a broad range of expertise has recently come to bear on the intriguing topic of "cancer stem cells," the overall relevance of stem cells as they relate to cancer remains in dispute. In this commentary, underlying points of contention are described with the aim of defining focal points for discussion and future consideration.

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