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Ins and outs of tumour control

When a potentially dangerous cell can't be repaired, it must be either stopped or killed. Premature senescence of cancerous cells is one such 'stop' mechanism, in which immune mediators play an unexpected part.

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Figure 1: Intracellular and secreted proteins control tumour development.


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Soengas, M. Ins and outs of tumour control. Nature 454, 586–587 (2008).

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