Given the excitement generated bythe recent Nature Paper, here’s a list of cancer stem cell articles published by Nature Reports Stem Cells.
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Cancer stem cells, becoming common
Tumour cells that can initiate a new tumour are not so rare as previously thought, putting the concept of the ‘cancer stem cell’ under the spotlight again.
Published online: 03 December 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.153
Two of a kind
Cancer stem cells use an embryonic stem cell-like transcriptional program to induce and maintain tumours
Published online: 11 September 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.126
Stem cell meeting 2008: in with the old, in with the new
Although excitement around advances in reprogramming somatic cells shows no signs of abating, new ideas regarding the field are surfacing.
Published online: 17 July 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.108
A mutant Methuselah for blood-making progenitors
Cells that regenerate blood increase tenfold in mutant mice
Published online: 24 April 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.73
Cancer and embryonic stem cells share genetic fingerprints
At least two modules of genes promote stemness
Published online: 17 April 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.62
Skin cancer needs beta-catenin
Without beta-catenin cancer stem cells no longer support tumours
Published online: 03 April 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.57
Cancer and stem cells: Beckman conference
Cancer cells emerge when checkpoints fail
Published online: 13 March 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.47
Stuck on youth
Some cancer stem cells retain an embryonic pathway
Published online: 24 January 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.23
MicroRNA reins in tumor-initiating cells
A microRNA that silences two oncogenes is quiet in cancer stem cells
Published online: 03 January 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2007.137
Leukemia might elbow out blood makers
A new mouse model helps researchers study human cancer cells
Published online: 01 November 2007; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2007.112
Cancer stem cell sightings and slightings
Experts debate the rarity and relevance of ‘tumour-initiating cells’
Published online: 27 September 2007; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2007.93
Stem cells not all to blame
Cells driving tumor growth may not be all that rare
Published online: 16 August 2007; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2007.75
Stem cell meeting 2007: Routes and roadblocks on the way to cures
While the basic side of stem cell research is prospering, several talks on translating research to therapy were sobering reminders of the challenges ahead.
Published online: 12 July 2007; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2007.52
What’s the relationship between stem cells and tumors?
Like some stem cells, cancer cells can grow without pause. Some cancers use stem cells’ tricks to do this, and so some cancer researchers study stem cells.
Published online: 14 June 2007; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2007.25
The space race
Defective stem cells physically compete for space in the niche of the Drosophila ovary
Published online: 24 January 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.24
More reprogramming tips
A gene used to reprogram differentiated cells blocks microRNA processing
Published online: 06 March 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.43
Pituitary stem cells found using a general stem cell marker
Genetic approaches identify a distinct, postnatal stem cell population
Published online: 15 May 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.77
What comes after iPS?
Though applications of reprogrammed cells will be valuable, the questions they engender will be just as important
Published online: 03 April 2008; doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.54