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The to and fro of tumour spread

Two studies shed light on the role of cellular transitions between the epithelial and mesenchymal states during cancer metastasis, and provide food for thought as to which cellular processes should be targeted in cancer treatment.

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Figure 1: Cellular transitions in cancer metastasis.

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van Denderen, B., Thompson, E. The to and fro of tumour spread. Nature 493, 487–488 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/493487a

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