Oncology & Cancer

Study sheds light on regulation of breast cancer initiation

Tumor cells are characterized by high degree of heterogeneity and among them, tumor-initiating cells (TICs), sometimes also called cancer stem-like cells, are considered as the culprits of cancer development and progression, ...

Medical research

Cutting off kidney cancer at its roots

Scientists at the MDC have discovered stem cells responsible for the most common form of kidney cancer. The team of Walter Birchmeier has found a way to block the growth of these tumors in three models of the disease.