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Researchers showed for the first time that normal human fibroblast cells can be converted to specific cancer cells using only factors that are commonly detected in actual human patients. This find provides new understanding of early developmental stages of human cancer.
Researchers identified factors that turn normal cells into liver cancer cells | University of Helsinki l.facebook.com

Learning how to make cancer cells from normal cells provides mechanistic understanding about the early developmental stages of human cancer that can be used for preventing these tumorigenic mechanisms in the future.