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Eur J Cancer. 1997 Apr;33(5):787-91.

A survey of telomerase activity in human cancer.

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  • 1Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 75235-9039, USA.


Research on the association of the ribonucleoprotein enzyme, telomerase, with human cancer has expanded rapidly in recent years. Essentially all major types of cancer have been screened and the presence of telomerase activity has been detected in the vast majority of cases. In this article we provide a summary, in table form, of the current data.

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