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A team from IRCM (CEA/Inserm) has shown that neurons can develop within the tumoral microenvironment and furthermore contribute to the development of certain types of cancer, particularly prostate cancer. Their surprising discovery opens an entirely new field of research on the role of the nervous system and the interactions between it and the vascular and immune systems in tumorigenesis. The study was recently published in the scientific journal Nature.
Progenitors from the central nervous system drive neurogenesis in cancer | Nature
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