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Mutant Stem Cells May Seed Cancer

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Science  05 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5638, pp. 1308-1310
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5638.1308

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Some cancers are sustained by a small minority of cells; their resemblance to normal stem cells might explain why many cancers are so hard to eradicate, and it has researchers rethinking cancer treatments.