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Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center are unraveling a crucial thread that explains why cancer so often becomes resistant to treatment.

In a 2003 breakthrough finding, Max S. Wicha, M.D., and colleagues discovered that a small number of cells within a tumor — the cancer stem cells — were responsible for fueling the growth and spread of cancer. Kill the stem cells, and you could master the cancer.

But cancer is like a game of whack-a-mole. Strike it down in one place, and it pops back up in another.

Now, researchers have found that cancer stem cells exist in more than one state and are very plastic, meaning they can change form, sliding…

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