A stochastic model for cancer stem cell origin in metastatic colon cancer

Odoux, Christine and Fohrer, Helene and Hoppo, Toshitaka and Guzik, Lynda and Stolz, Donna Beer and Lewis, Dale W. and Gollin, Susanne M. and Gamblin, T. Clark and Geller, David A. and Lagasse, Eric. (2008) A stochastic model for cancer stem cell origin in metastatic colon cancer. Cancer research, 68,17. pp. 6932-6941.

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Human cancers have been found to include transformed stem cells that may drive cancer progression to metastasis. Here, we report that metastatic colon cancer contains clonally derived tumor cells with all of the critical properties expected of stem cells, including self-renewal and the ability to differentiate into mature colon cells. Additionally, when injected into mice, these cells initiated tumors that closely resemble human cancer. Karyotype analyses of parental and clonally derived tumor cells expressed many consistent (clonal) along with unique chromosomal aberrations, suggesting the presence of chromosomal instability in the cancer stem cells. Thus, this new model for cancer origin and metastatic progression includes features of both the hierarchical model for cancerous stem cells and the stochastic model, driven by the observation of chromosomal instability.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Pneumologie > Pneumologie (Stolz)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Pneumologie > Pneumologie (Stolz)
UniBasel Contributors:Stolz, Daiana
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Association for Cancer Research
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