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Cell Stem Cell. 2011 Oct 4;9(4):289-90. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2011.09.006.

Not so lonely at the top for cancer stem cells.

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Department of Hematology, Oncology and Molecular Medicine, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

A subpopulation of cancer cells is believed to be responsible for tumor initiation, propagation, and metastasis. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Dieter et al. (2011) show that these functions in colon cancer can be ascribed to distinct tumor-initiating cell populations.

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21982226
DOI:
10.1016/j.stem.2011.09.006
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