Modulation of intercellular communication during radiation and chemical carcinogenesis.

Abstract

Carcinogenesis is a multistep process, involving the irreversible conversion of a stem cell to a terminal-differentiation-resistant cell ("initiation"), followed by the clonal expansion of this cell ("promotion") and by the acquisition of other genetic alterations leading to malignancy ("progression"). The initiation and progression steps seem to be… (More)

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