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New evidence of stem cells' pivotal role in cancer shown

Leukemia patients whose cancers express higher levels of genes associated with cancer stem cells have a significantly poorer prognosis than patients with lower levels of the genes, say researchers at the Stanford University ...

Dec 21, 2010
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Self-help -- tumors promote their own metastasis

Current research suggests that tumor-secreted exosomes inhibit the immune response, enhancing tumor metastasis. The related report by Liu et al, "Contribution of MyD88 to the tumor exosome-mediated induction of myeloid derived ...

Apr 30, 2010
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A miR boost enables acute leukemia cells to mature

A new study by Ohio State University cancer researchers shows that boosting the level of a molecule called miR-29b in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells can reverse gene changes that trap the cells in an immature, ...

Apr 03, 2009
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'Misreading' of histone code linked to human cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- The development of blood from stem cell to fully formed blood cell follows a genetically determined program. When it works properly, blood formation stops when it reaches maturity. But when it doesn’t, ...

Jun 01, 2009
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