Grunewald, Thomas G. P. and Herbst, Saskia M. and Heinze, Jürgen and Burdach, Stefan (2011) Understanding tumor heterogeneity as functional compartments--superorganisms revisited. Journal of translational medicine 9, p. 79.
Compelling evidence broadens our understanding of tumors as highly heterogeneous populations derived from one common progenitor. In this review we portray various stages of tumorigenesis, tumor progression, self-seeding and metastasis in analogy to the superorganisms of insect societies to exemplify the highly complex architecture of a neoplasm as a system of functional "castes."Accordingly, we ...
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|Institutions:||Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Humangenetik|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||26 Sep 2011 09:37|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 18:01|