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Cancer biology

A game of subversion

Just as stem cells are crucial for tissue development and regeneration, cancer stem cells underlie tumour formation and maintenance. But do cancer stem cells invariably arise from normal stem cells?

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Figure 1: Sources of cancer stem cells.


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Passegué, E. A game of subversion. Nature 442, 754–755 (2006).

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