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Shouldn't we care about the biology of benign tumours?

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While focusing on malignant tumours seems medically reasonable, from a biological perspective, benign and malignant tumours provide complementary and perhaps equally relevant perspectives on the mechanisms of tumour invasion and metastasis. However, the biology of benign neoplasms is rarely studied.

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Marino-Enriquez, A., Fletcher, C. Shouldn't we care about the biology of benign tumours?. Nat Rev Cancer 14, 701–702 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nrc3845

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