Researchers at Stanford's School of Medicine have identified the first human bladder cancer stem cell and revealed how it works to escape the body's natural defenses.See also: Stanford scientists discover bladder cancer stem cell, EuekAlert, August 3, 2009. And: Scientists Discover Bladder Cancer Stem Cell, ScienceDaily, August 4, 2009. [FriendFeed entry].
The news releases are based on this Open Access publication: Identification, molecular characterization, clinical prognosis, and therapeutic targeting of human bladder tumor-initiating cells by Keith Syson Chan and 11 co-authors, including Irving L Weissman, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2009(Aug 4) [Epub ahead of print]. [Abstract][Early version of OA full text].
A post about another recent publication from Stanford: Leukemia SC cloak themselves to avoid detection (July 28, 2009).