Cancer stem cells and tumor metastasis: first steps into uncharted territory.

Journal: 
Cell Stem Cell
Publication Year: 
2007
Authors: 
Piero Dalerba
Michael F Clarke
PubMed link: 
18371356
Public Summary: 
Scientific Abstract: 
In several forms of human cancer, only a phenotypic subset of cancer cells, usually termed "cancer stem cells" (CSC), can initiate tumor growth when transplanted. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Hermann et al. (2007) analyze the relationship between CSC and tumor metastasis.