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Cancer Stem Cell

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A malignant cell which may derive from mutations in normal stem cells. Cancer stem cells proliferate and give rise to other malignant cells. They may be present in very small numbers in the tumor and may not be present in all tumors. Many investigators believe that cancer stem cells cause relapse of the tumor and that novel cancer therapies should specifically target those cells. [ NCI ]

Synonyms: Cancer Stem Cell

Term info

Subsets

NCIT_C116977, NCIT_C142799

Display Name

Cancer Stem Cell

Legacy Concept Name

Cancer_Stem_Cell

Preferred Name

Cancer Stem Cell

UMLS CUI

C1956422

code

C68706

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