Stem cells in chemical carcinogenesis
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The advanced course was held on behalf of ECNIS, a European Network of Excellence (NoE). In ECNIS—Environmental Cancer, Nutrition and Individual Susceptibility—twenty-four different European partners are organized in 15 work packages, thereby bringing together multidisciplinary expertise. The goal of ECNIS is to integrate and stimulate cancer research by fostering interactions between epidemiologists, molecular genetics, biochemists and molecular toxicologists. The most important instruments to achieve science integration are scientific meetings, such as workshops and advanced courses, joint training programmes, stimulation and support of scientific cooperations, exchange of researchers, shared laboratory facilities and generation of platforms and databases. Current knowledge, gaps, open questions and future challenges in cancer research are summarized, discussed and finally disseminated in several review articles as well as meeting reports. Further information on ECNIS is available...
KeywordsStem Cell Cancer Stem Cell Sensor Cell Stem Cell Niche Normal Stem Cell
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