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Cancer's source in the peripheral nervous system

Two studies examine the cellular origins of peripheral nervous system tumors in mouse models of neurofibromatosis type 1 and conclude that stem cells may not be the culprits. Instead, more differentiated cells may give rise to and drive the tumors.

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Figure 1: Tumor source.

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Dirks, P. Cancer's source in the peripheral nervous system. Nat Med 14, 373–375 (2008).

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