Hit 'em where they live: targeting the cancer stem cell niche.

Abstract

Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are thought to be critical for initiation and propagation of many types of cancer. Because these cells are resistant to conventional therapies, they have been very difficult to eliminate. A study in this issue of Cancer Cell suggests that brain tumor CSCs live in a "vascular niche" that promotes their long-term growth and self… (More)

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