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Anatomy of an ovarian cancer

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Whether ovarian cancer originates in the ovary or the surrounding tissues is a focus of debate. Work in mice now shows that stem cells that replenish the ovarian surface epithelium can be the initiators of this cancer. See Letter p.241

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Figure 1: Stem cells at the border between organs.

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Brenton, J., Stingl, J. Anatomy of an ovarian cancer. Nature 495, 183–184 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11962

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