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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.

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi...

Hmmm. Seems to have a paywall. Too bad.

Wikipedia says that "vimentin" has a role in anchoring a cell in place.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vimentin

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!

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