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  • Posted: 12/20/2013

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University of Colorado researchers find that muscle-invasive and non-muscle invasive bladder cancers arise from different stem cells

A Colorado University Cancer Center study published today in the journal Stem Cells shows that progenitor cells that create dangerous, muscle-invasive bladder cancer are different than the progenitor cells that create non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Though these two cancers grow at the same site, they are different diseases.

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