Stem cells, tumor initiating cells, prostate cancer
Here is an article from people in the Far East who claim to have discovered a marker for cancer stem cells, and that, in addition, it glows in the dark.
Hmmm. Seems to have a paywall. Too bad.
Wikipedia says that "vimentin" has a role in anchoring a cell in place.
Makes sense that it would be involved in some way in EMT, ie metastasis.
Three epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers N-cadherin, E-cadherin, vimentin
From the text in this trial; clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show...
Interesting in that it is for those metastatic at diagnosis - treatment to the primary!