[Tumor stem cell cultures on agar: 1st results].

  title={[Tumor stem cell cultures on agar: 1st results].},
  author={Christian U. Ludwig and Roman Ludwig and Jean Paul Obrecht},
  journal={Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={111 36},
Hamburger and Salmon have recently developed an in vitro assay for human tumor stem cells which permits formation of colonies of human solid tumors and lymphomas in soft agar. In 50 patients with solid tumors or lymphomas studied by us, tumor colonies grew from effusions and biopsies in 75% of patients (17 of 21) with histologically or cytologically… CONTINUE READING