Immune-mediated tumor evolution: Nanog links the emergence of a stem like cancer cell state and immune evasion

Chih Ping Mao, T. C. Wu, Kwon Ho Song, Tae Woo Kim

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Tumor cells undergo molecular evolution under immune pressure. Using a murine metastatic lung cancer model, we recently reported that evolutionary pressure enforced through vaccination incites gain of Nanog, a master transcription factor that mediates both emergence of a stem-like cancer cell state and immune evasion. Thus, therapeutic strategies aiming to blunt NANOG's expression in patient tumors may improve the clinical management of cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere947871
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Oncology
  • Immunology

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