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Stem Cells and Tumors

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Just one cell may be the root of a tumor. Of course, that one cell has properties that it shouldn't have that allow it to make more of itself and differentiate into the cells of a tumor. It's also resistant to chemotherapy and can seed metastases and recurrences. In essence, the cell is acting like a stem cell. And that cell is at the heart of the cancer stem cell hypothesis.

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