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  • Stemlike cells at tumor perimeter promote new blood vessels to feed tumor growth

    Kristopher Kilian and his research team found stemlike cells at the edge of melanoma tumors secrete factors to promote blood-vessel growth, allowing the cancer to grow and spread.

    Kristopher Kilian and his research team found stemlike cells at the edge of melanoma tumors secrete factors to promote blood-vessel growth, allowing the cancer to grow and spread.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer. Video by Jack Maples.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Kristopher Kilian, call 217-244-2142, email: kakilian@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Melanoma topology reveals a stem-like phenotypes that promotes  angiogenesis” is available online. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1701350