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Cancer stem cells

Here, there, everywhere?

Can every tumour cell propagate human cancers or is this property exclusive to an elite subset? Findings are divided. The latest set shows that — depending on circumstances — both perspectives can be correct.

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Figure 1: Oncogenesis is a sequential process.

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