Isolation and Characterization of Mammary Stem Cells
Cancers are composed of heterogeneous populations of cells with varying degrees of
proliferative capacity and ability to reconstitute tumors when transplanted into nude or
Recently, cancer stem cells have been identified as a small population of tumor cells which
possess the stem cell properties in that their self-renewal pathway is highly deregulated.
This deregulation seems to be the prerequisite for the development of cancer.
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