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Researchers find prostate cancer stem cell – Reuters

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on September 10, 2009 at 12:48 am

Researchers find prostate cancer stem cell

A prostatic cancer cell in an undated microscopic image.[Agencies]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Researchers have found a stem cell, a kind of master cell, that may cause at least some types of prostate cancer.

Their findings are only experimental — the stem cells were found in mice — but could explain at least some types of prostate cancer and eventually offer new ways to treat it, they reported on Wednesday in the journal Nature.

The findings also show a potential new source for prostate tumors — so-called luminal cells, which secrete various compounds used in the prostate.

via Researchers find prostate cancer stem cell | Science | Reuters.

other sources:

New Type Of Adult Stem Cells Found In Prostate May Be Involved In Science

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