Single gene encourages growth of intestinal stem cells, supporting ’niche‘ cells, and cancer

A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages the growth of cells that support them, according to results of a study. The finding adds to evidence for the intimate link between stem cells and cancer, and advances prospects for regenerative medicine and cancer treatments. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)