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

Cell Stem Cell
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Piero Dalerba , Michael F Clarke
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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.

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